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Copyright 1948 

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Harry S. Truman was sworn in as President of the United 
States in April, 1945, upon the death of President Franklin D. 
Roosevelt. 

At the time the Allied armies were fast bringing the war in 
Europe to a close. Mr. Truman took the lead from President 
Roosevelt and continued to pull us through to victory. 

The war in Europe ended and the offensive turned against 
the Japanese. It then became the duty of President Truman to 
decide whether or not to use the atomic bomb. He deemed 
the use necessary and the Japanese surrendered. Victory was 
ours after nearly four years of struggle and hardship. 




James Forrestal resigned as Secretary of the Navy in October, 
1947, after a long and successful term of office, to become the 
first Secretary of National Defense. He was succeeded by 
John L. Sullivan, previously Assistant Secretary of the Navy. 

The Department of National Defense was formed as a 
cabinet post to supplant the Navy Department and the War 
Department. It has full control over the Navy, Army, and the 
newly established Air Force, and is the coordinator of these 
three branches of service. 

Secretary Forrestal as head of the Department of National 
Defense is the principal assistant to the President on National 
Security matters, and head of the National Military Estab- 
lishment. 

Under the direction of the President he establishes general 
policies and programs for national military establishments; takes 
steps to eliminate unnecessary duplication in fields of procure- 
ment, supply, transportation, storage, health and research; 
exercises general direction, authority and control over the 
National Military Establishment. The Secretary supervises and 
coordinates preparation of budget estimates, formulates and 
determines budget estimates, and supervises the budget pro- 
grams of the aforementioned departments. Another of his duties 
as Secretary of National Defense is chairman of the War 
Council. This council is composed of the Secretaries of 
National Defense, of the Army, of the Navy, and of the Air 
Force, the Chief of Staff of the Army, Chief of Naval Opera- 
tions, and the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. 









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of your trip through the Naval Academy is comprehensive . . . 
complete in every detail. It is a tour that is especially conducted for you and will take you into the very lives of the Brigade 
of Midshipmen. You will start at the Main Gate . . . we hope that you will be met there by the Midshipman of your 
choice. He will then conduct you by the center of Naval Academy life . . . the Administration building and Chapel. 
From there your guide will take you past the Superintendent's home to Ward and Dahlgren Hall. There you will attend an 
ordnance drill ... a hop ... a concert ... a basketball game. Behind Ward Hall is Thompson Stadium . . . this 
will cause your guide to reminisce over the past football season . . . and the stripers that started the year. From there 
you will go to Bancroft Hall . . . into the heart of the Middle's personal life. Luce and MacDonough Hall will give you a 
look at varied athletic and academic activities. After a short walk along the sea wall your host will talk back over three 
years of cruises and then will take you across the Severn to view the aviation facilities. Back into the main yard by way 
of Hospital Point will give you a look at another center of athletic activity. By Dorsey Creek you will see Worden Field 
and across its expanse looms the grey buildings of the Academic Group. After your tour is completed you will be back 



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in the general vicinity of the Chapel. From there we will start our June Week festivities ... Sob Sunday ... No More 
Rivers a baseball game . . . more hops and parades ... and last of all, graduation. Starting on page 193 .s the 

section devoted to the Class ... the graduating class . . . their officers . . . their history . . . their faces and fames. 
Following them is the Brigade ... a picture of twenty-eight hundred Midshipmen divided into twenty-four compan.es. 
On page 400 is a complete subject index to facilitate your finding a particular subject and an index of the graduating 
class. From page 404 to the end of the volume are pages devoted to the advertisers ... the people whose financial 
aid make possible the publishing of your LUCKY BAG. 



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ymbolic of the function it serves in ministering to our 
spiritual needs, the Chapel with its imposing dome 
dominates the yard. The Chapel plays an important part 
in our academy life — the dome when first viewed from 
far out in Chesapeake Bay on the return from third class 
cruise has the vital function of giving us the title of 
youngsters. In the crypt beneath the Chapel lies the 
remains of John Paul Jones, serving as a constant 
reminder to the fine traditions established with the incep- 
tion of our Navy. Sunday mornings we gain inspiration 
and new courage in tackling our problems as the chaplain 
guides us in establishing basic principles on which to 
build a strong moral foundation. 

As we march to Chapel or to classes, the band, playing 
in its stand in front of the Chapel, keeps us in step with 
strains of martial music. On the other side of the Chapel 
Walk stands the tall, obelisk-shaped stone known as the 
Herndon Monument and established as a memorial to 
the captain of the Central America who preferred to go 
down with his ship when it sank with the loss of many 
lives. Tradition has it that the first plebe to climb to the 
summit of Herndon Monument after graduation elevates 
the status of his class to the coveted third class rank. 

Approaching the Chapel from the main gate we pass the 
Administration Building. From our first day at the 
Academy this building plays an important but remote 
part in our lives. The print shop in its basement is 
responsible for the deluge of forms with which we are 
confronted. The Superintendent's Office is located in this 
building as are the offices of the Academic Board. Those 
of us having business in this building are usually con- 
cerned with them, for it is they who decide the fate of 
those dropping below the sacred 2.5. On the other side 
of the Chapel is the superintendent's residence. The scene 
of official receptions, the midshipmen's acquaintance 
with it is usually limited to a view of the exterior and 
the well-kept gardens visible through the driveway. 



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In looking back this June Week all of us in the Class of 1948 
offer ourselves a silent, smiling congratulations before we enter 
Dahlgren Hall to throw our caps away for good. We realize in 
leaving the Academy, that our class saw many changes come to 
the standard curriculum of the Naval Academy. Of all these 
changes there was a super change scheduled on V-J Day that 
could have turned us all out of the Academy, so that Bancroft 
Hall would have changed overnight into an officers' "finishing 
school." The present Naval Academy system would have 
been annihilated. We know that this event did not occur, and 
although we sing "I hope the hell you never get out" to "those 
we leave behind us" we know that they and many classes will 
graduate from Annapolis as many classes before them have done. 
The reason that they will graduate is that the Holloway Plan 
by our present superintendent will give new staying power to 
the Naval Academy "as we know it today." 

We, of course, all know of the Holloway plan. We went to 
Europe last summer with some of the new Holloway NROTC 
midshipmen. However, to conclude that this is the principle 
of the Holloway plan would be to make a big mistake. The 
essence of the plan is education of the embryo officers and the 
continuation of this education long after they have been com- 
missioned. The vision behind the plan is far reaching and 
complex, and the aim is good. 



Admiral Holloway surrounded by his staff. Comdr. R. S. Craighill, 
Secretary to the Academic Board; Mr. R. E. Heise, Chief Clerk to 
the Superintendent; Captain J. R. Wallace, Administrative Aid; 
Comdr. B. L. Gurnett, Flag Lieutenant; Comdr. J. J. Sutherland, Flag 
Secretary; Admiral Holloway. 



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The plan consists of two fundamental points; First, ap- 
pointment of candidates and their subsequent education, 
training and preparation for a commission in the Navy or 
Marine Corps or an air component, and second, a well 
integrated training program designed for officers who have 
advanced beyond the probationary period and have held per- 
manent commissions for several years. 

The first point was agreed upon by Mr. Forrestal and Con- 
gress as being the best solution to the Navy's need for many 
temporary junior officers. Instead of having two Naval Acade- 
mies in order to graduate more officers a year, as are needed, 
or instead of sending all of the Navy's officer candidates to 
college for a couple of years and using the present Academy 
at Annapolis for the last two years of precommission training, 
a practical compromise was adopted. This compromise pro- 
vided that the number of midshipmen that the Academy cannot 
accommodate be selected by competition and sent to the 
NROTC college of their choice, provided that they can meet 
the college's entrance requirements. During their four year 
course these midshipmen will take such Naval subjects as fire 
control and damage control. Aviation candidates, selected in 
the same manner, are given two years of college and then Navy 
flight training. Upon graduation all NROTC midshipmen 
would be given probationary commissions. At the end of that 



Seated: John W. Rogers, Assistant to Secretary, Academic Board 
in charge of Admissions Section. Standing: Jesse M. Suit, Assistant 
to Head of Admissions Section. 





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period they would be placed in an identical service status with 
their Naval Academy contemporaries. The service aptitude of 
each officer would decide his status as a career officer. The 
others will return to civilian life, as a ready reserve in the 
event of an emergency. As the Holloway Board optimistically 
said, "These measures alone, will in time serve to eliminate 
intraservice friction and to insure an open minded, alert officers 
corps wherein each source of entry provides qualities of mutual 
emulation. The Marine Corps offers the Navy a sound pre- 
cedent. Their officers drawn from varied sources are unsur- 
passed in professional esprit." 

The plan does not end with graduation. It provides the 
professional officer with many varied post-graduate courses. 
They are made available to him at various times during his 
career at the time when the subject will do him, and the 
Navy, the most good. This, along with the assurance of a 
steady promotion by virtue of the recent promotion bill, gives 
the professional officer opportunities that he has never before 
known. 

We will remember Admiral Holloway, and his administra- 
tion of the Naval Academy as a pleasing personal experience. 
The great good his planning will do for the professional 
officer will seem even more great to us, having served with 
Admiral Holloway. We will remember him for the battalion 
receptions held in the superintendent's quarters and the cheering 
"Good night, Gentlemen" after each Friday lecture. We will 
carry away from the Academy a greater store of liberal knowl- 
edge because of these Friday night lectures. Throughout our 
Naval careers we will feel his influence. 




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Rear Admiral James Lemuel Holloway, Jr., U.S.\. , was born at 
Fort Smith, Arkansas on 20 June, 1898. (That morning, some 
miles to southeast of Fort Smith, the USS IOWA arrived on station 
off Santiago Harbor. In less than a fortnight she was to take a leading 
part in the Battle of Santiago. 46 years later the new infant was to 
command another IOWA in action.) At 17, young Holloway was 
appointed to the Naval Academy, from Texas. He graduated into the 
expanding Tfyvy of 1918, and, in J 06 days, found himselj a lieutenant 
(j.g.) and navigator of a destroyer. After the war, he was assigned 
as a member of the Government Commission to Brazil, Uruguay, and 
Argentina. In 1924, as a lieutenant, he returned to the Academy as an 
instructor in the Department of Ordnance and Gunnery. (He was to 
remember his own promotion schedule years later, when working out a 
new officer personnel procurement, training, and promotion plan. ) Instruc- 
tor duty paid dividends; on the West Virginia he received departmental 
commendations for gunnery efficiency. Much oj the long 30' s was 
spent on staff duty; including the position oj aide and flag lieutenant 
to the President, hfaval War College. Pearl Harbor found Commander 
Holloway acting as Chief of Staff, Atlantic Fleet. As ComDesRon 10. 
he participated in the NprtJi .\fru\m landings. 1944 found Captain 
Hollouwy and the IOWA off Luzon and Japan. 



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Situated across from the Chapel is Hcrndon Monument. Tim monu- 
ment was erected in 1857 in honor of Captain Hcrndon who went down 
with his ship, the Central America, when it sank with almost tlte 
entire crew aboard. 

This monument resembles "Cleopatra's Needle" in its obelisk style, 
is set on a square base, and is approximately twenty-five feet tall. 

Since the erection of Hcrndon Monument, a certain tradition has 
formed around it. According to this tradition, on graduation day, after 
ike ceremonies, the plehc class forms a snake dance around the base of the 
monument. While this is going on, one of the plebes climhs to the top 
with ike aid of his classmates and thus the plehcs officially become third 
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If the Naval Academy Band is too often taken for granted, 
it is only because of consistent performance and reliable service. 
Its usual excellent performance is accepted as a matter of 
routine until a visitor jogs the midshipman's memory and 
reminds him he has one of the finest bands in the Country. 

Under the uncompromising baton of Lt. A. C. Morris, the 
band has developed into a versatile group, but not at the 
expense of good musicianship. A visitor who has heard 
Twer Rag Friday night, Emanon Saturday afternoon, and On- 
ward Christian Soldiers on Sunday cannot be blamed for asking 
how many bands the Academy possesses. It feels at home most 
anywhere ... on the stage of Mahan Hall for a radio broad- 
cast ... in the wardroom mess ... at a pep rally . . . marching 
for a P-rade ... in the bandstand ... at a hop . . . and if 
Carnegie Hall ever beckons, it would feel at home there too. 

The reason for this exceptional ability probably lies with 
the individual, each of whom is an artist in his own right. 
There is no need to designate soloists . . . each man can take 
his place in front of the band with complete confidence. 
Many have served several hitches at the Academy developing 
their musicianship, while others have delved into the mysteries 
of harmony and counterpoint and produced several quality 
original compositions and arrangements. 




Lt. Leader A. C. Morris, USN, the leader of the band. 



Bottom Row: E. A. Puschert, L. G. Smith, F. Sluka, F. Festagallo, R. Mock, T. Senesi, L. 
tockwood, Drum Major; F. C. Dunham, Lt. Off. in Ch.; A. C. Morris, Lt. Leader, A. Schifonelli, 
W.O., 2nd Leader; S. Schifanella, C. Martin, M. Demey, F. Baldino, E. L. Hromadko, 
N. Ferri. Second row: L. Ebersole, M. Mrlik, Librarian; P. Montalbano, A. E. Caconno, 
A. Klimes, J. Zadera, A. Bitter, G. Mcintosh, R. Gambone, R. Carfagno, G. Sime, M. Glat- 
felter, C. French, C. Kirsch, G. Bachmann. Third row: F. Fogler, W. Healey, I. Rusteberg, 
M. Fink, G. Carle, R. Moeller, C. Burke, A. Abato, P. Benner, P. Rosemork, V. Orso, A. 
Flacco, W. Akers, J. Schmitt, O. Mazzarelli. Fourth row. F. Link, J. Hunzeker, J. Potocki, 
W. Taylor, M. Pruitt, C. Smith, M. Magliano, L. Brunner, T. Hawk, G. Gould, V. Walsh, 
T. Christie, L. George, W. Becker. Fifth Row: E. McLaughlin, P. Dimaggio, P. Lisko, H. Kraft, 
H. Butler, R. Hawkins, F. Dennis. 




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The big-domed building with the shiny spike on top . . . the 
United States Naval Academy Chapel . . . plays a leading role 
in the life of every midshipman. It may be from the standpoint 
of the place in which he worships each Sunday, the "Sob 
Sunday" baccalaureate service, or it may be the place in which 
he repeats the marriage vows. Most assuredly he cannot escape 
the Chapel as the center of his "liberty circle." The Chapel, 
with its myriad stained glass windows, its impressive service, 
its beautiful organ, and its nationally-famous choir, is one of 
the largest and most beautiful churches in the country. It 
gives an atmosphere of worship keenly felt by all who attend. 
In the basement of the Chapel is little St. Andrew's Chapel. 
It is simple in decoration, but it gives the feeling of being 
"at home." St. Andrew's is one of the busier places in the 
Chapel, too: communion services, early morning Catholic 
Mass, Sunday School, weddings and baptisms. The spiritual 
leadership and guidance of Protestant Chaplains Wuebbens 
and Bishop and Catholic Chaplain Rotrige are a constant 
source of help and inspiration to the whole Brigade. 

One of the finest parts of the service in the Chapel is the 
music of the Chapel Choir. While it is strictly an extra- 
curricular activity, the Choir has achieved professional excel- 
lence, and has come to be recognized as one of the Nation's 
leading all-male choral groups. It is the custom of the Choir to 
make a trip to Washington, D.C., each spring to sing at the 
National Cathedral and to do a short concert for the President 



CHOIR 

Bottom row: W. Herndon, S. L. Coffin, O. J. Manci, Jr., C. C. Whitener, J. F. Martin, J. R. 
Morrison, I. L. Roenigle, W. A. Schriefer, J. O. Clark, J. R. Foster, C Norman, W. S. Clark, 
P. G. Bryant, G. Leighton, D. C Gilley, A. L. Loeffler, R. D. Reem, J. R. Bavle, F. D. Jackson, 
T. E. Lide, Jr., C. E. Bennett, R. B. Ooghe, C E. Reid, Jr., P. T. Johnson, R. D. Weedlun, 
D. Estes, II, C. W. Buzzell, Jr., B. F. Price, Wm. M. Smith, Jr. Second row: M. S. Huff, G. L. 
May, C E. Bracken, D. J. Space, J. P. Oberholtzer, F. T. Maynard, R. W. Bush, R. M. 
Gray, Jr., J. J. Entstrasser, Jr., F. R. Muck, J. R. Wilkins, R. L. White, G. G. Durall, N. L. 
Gibson, W. C Collins, L. I. Fenlon, Jr., E. J. Otth, Jr., D. O. Campbell, C F. Crafts, Jr., 
W. W. Anderson, W. A. Matson, II, J. L. Yankleeck, H. C Hayward, R. J. Trotter, J. D. 
Lesser, A. Pullar, Jr., R. J. Miille, E. W. Carter. Third row: D. P. Travis, L. W. Seagren, 
H. E. Ruggles, L. S. Kallmorgan, L. A. Lentz, J. N. Cruise, R. L. Allsman, D. H. Evans, R. P. 
Lewis, A. L. Register, R. E. Goodspeed, B. G. Stone, F. W. Terrell, Jr., C. T. Hanson, N. C. 
Blackburn, W. J. Ricci, C. Dobony, W. H. Ayres, C. A. Orem, W. P. Stilawrence, M. J. 
Schultz, Jr., E. R. Doering, H. K. Alexander, Jr., D. R. James, W. J. Thompson, H. K. Thomas, 
W. R. Kittredge. Top row.- D. W. Pogue, S. M. Beck, J. P. Miller, P. L. Maier, F. M. Smith, 
P. D. Olson, H. H. Adams, H. M. Ekeren, R. H. McGlohn, Jr., C. M. Rigsbee, N. M. Tollefson, 
R. H. Richardson, H. R. Anderson, R. P. Gould, R. L. Swart, A. B. Corderman, P. M. Pahl, 
T. W. Trout, R. H. Small, W. B. Purse, Jr., S. O. Jones, J. L. Head, J. G. Skidmore, C. J. 
Tetrick, B. M. Shepard. 




Chaplain Everett P. Wuebbins, Comdr. (Ch.C.) USN, delivering one 
of his inspiring messages to the Brigade from the Chapel pulpit. 




Midshipman Fredrick D. Jackson and Professor Donald C. Gilley, 
organist and choirmaster, discuss choir matters at the Chapel 
console. 






at the White House. Prof. Donald C. Gilley is organist and 
choirmaster, and is largely responsible for the excellence of 
the Choir. 

Many midshipmen prefer to attend their own denominational 
churches and ample opportunity is afforded them to do so in 
the churches of the City of Annapolis. If a midshipman also 
desires to attend Sunday School, he may do that too. Some 
of the Church Parties, as they are known, are quite large. 
In such cases, as in the Episcopalian and Catholic Church 
Parties, the midshipmen are divided so that half attend an 
early service and the other half attend the regular service. 
Provisions are made for midshipmen to attend special church 
functions, such as Communion Breakfasts, Church Banquets 
and Sunday School Parties. 

There are two clubs for Christian midshipmen at the 
Academy: one for Catholics and the other for Protestants. 
The Newman Club, with R. E. Schwoefferman as its presi- 
dent, is the same organization as found on the campuses of 
most of the colleges and universities of the country. On alter- 
nate Sunday evenings the Club has as its guest some eminent 
person to speak on topics and problems of current interest 
from the Catholic point of view. 

NEWMAN CLUB OFFICERS. Seated: F. C. Fogarty, G. T. Balzer, 
T. E. Alexander, R. E. Schwoefferman. Standing: F. J. Suttill. 

Chaplain Henry J. Rotrige, Lt. Comdr. (Ch.C.) USN, at the altar in 
St. Andrew's Chapel during Holy Mass. 

A quiet moment in busy little St. Andrew's Chapel which is the 
scene of baptisms, weddings, Sunday School for the Navy 
Juniors, Lenten services, and early morning Catholic Mass. 







The tomb of John Paul Jones, father of our Navy, in the Chapel 
Crypt. In the floorplate are the names of his commands. Paintings 
of Jones' various actions can be seen in the background. 

Chaplain Roy E. Bishop, Comdr. (Ch.C.) USN, at the lectern in the 
Chapel, reading from the Bible with his broad Virginia accent. 

NACA OFFICERS. Seated: R. R. James, secretary, R. Struyk, J. L. 
Jensen, president, J. D. Caylor, W. J. Knetz. Standing: J. E. Sprague, 
G. K. Armstrong, W. H. Flint, L. W. Seagren. 

The Club for Protestant midshipmen is the Naval Academy 
Christian Association, and J. L. Jensen is the president. Its 
endeavor is to provide wholesome entertainment for the 
midshipmen in the proper atmosphere. Famous speakers, glee 
clubs and choirs from other colleges . . . these are just examples 
of the many varied and intensely interesting programs found at 
a NACA meeting every other Sunday evening, alternating 
with the Newman Club. 

One place the Academy visitor invariably sees, and the 
midshipman too often forgets to see until he comes back as an 
alumnus, is the Crypt of the Naval Academy Chapel. The 
Crypt is the tomb of the father of our Navy, John Paul Jones. 
The sepulcher itself is elaborately done in bronze and marble, 
and in the floor-plate around it are inscribed the names of his 
various commands. On display around the Crypt are a bust 
of Jones, his sword, his commission, and many other personal 
items which belonged to him. 



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JL 1 ©where else among the imposing buildings and 
statues of the yard will you find the delightful contrast of 
new and old displayed by Ward Hall and Dahlgren Hall, 
standing side by side. Significantly, the modern Ward 
Hall with its gleaming white exterior extends in front of 
the older, grayish, more sedate building . . . yet joins 
it as if deriving some strength from the substantial pillars 
of the older structure . . . symbolic, perhaps, of the 
branch of the Navy it houses. The Ordnance Department, 
with its new miracle equipment often capable of operat- 
ing faster and more accurately than the human brain 
itself, is likewise founded on the firm basic principles that 
has been the Navy's standard throughout the years. 
Inside, the analogy can be extended . . . equipment 
showing a Buck Rogers influence, on display in the 
Model Room of Ward Hall, compares with the old but 
reliable spotting apparatus which has served many 
classes faithfully in Dahlgren Hall. 

Even the functions served by these buildings are highly 
diversified. Where the halls may ring with professional 
echos of "right 05 up 500" on weekdays . . . the rustle 
of skirts and the sound of feminine voices predominate 
on week ends. The staccato of marching feet . . . the 
enthusiastic yells of the basketball crowd . . . and even 
the strains of a symphony orchestra are not infrequently 
heard. 

From the first time we took our Springfields off the rack 
until the time we threw our caps into the air this group 
of buildings was closely associated with our training 
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The scene of many events of varying interest and attendance, 
Dahlgren Hall is one of the foci of midshipman life. Its main 
function is that of an armory. The hall was named after one of 
the Navy's leading ordnance specialists of all time and is 
appropriately guarded by Dahlgren guns at its entrance. Its 
shelves and display cases are filled with mementoes of battles 
and of ordnance developments. Here can be found everything 
from a squirrel gun to the latest in main battery director and 
fire-control systems. 

The day begins early for Dahlgren Hall. First period will 
always find a company or more of first or second classmen 
assembled on the balcony waiting to be sent to one of the 
numerous mock-ups [for an ordnance drill. Remembered are the 
days that started much earlier . . . with an hour of drill under 
arms for the unfortunates on the extra duty squad. From the 
balcony groups of white-works clad midshipmen follow their 
respective instructors to their assigned drill. 

First class year finds the midshipmen working with their 
nose a little more to the grindstone . . . the points awarded for 
competitive drills is the reward. Points toward the flag . . . the 
color company. 

In Dahlgren Hall can be found, if you look, one of the most 
extensive training aids libraries available. There is to be found 
without looking too hard, row upon row of Ml rifles. 
These come into play shortly after the last drill is secured. 
The Brigade forms for P-rade and the man in the back rank 
groans under the load as the stripers bawl out their preparatory 
commands. All during these various and sundry activities the 
building and grounds workmen have been busy setting up 
bleachers and folding chairs for another basektball game ... or 
preparing the track on the balcony for an indoor track practice. 




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Bottom row- Doc Snyder, trainer; B. Carnevale, coach; J. C. Barrow, R. H. Seorle, J. W. 
Robbins, captain; H. D. Woods, C. A. Sheehan, Comdr. J. E. Mansfield, officer repre- 
sentative; P. D. Lawler, manager. Second row: J. G. Stinson, G. J. Eliopolus, I. O. Rens- 
berger, R. G. Claitor, R. C. Clinite, T. E. Jenike, R. N. Andreson. Top row: S. H. Olson, 
R. S. Burton, M. O. Paul, P. L. Quinn, R. O. Moberly, J. A. Donovan. 



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A new regulation hardwood basketball court was laid in 
Dahlgren Hall last November to initiate the 1947-48 season 
auspiciously. No more would the Academy cagers not be on a 
par with the best quintets in the country as far as playing 
facilities were concerned. 

Coach Ben Carnevale made plans early in October for 
fashioning the squad which would succeed the 1947 represen- 



Veteran forward Bob Searle played three years on the varsity, was 
leading scorer for the season, added height to the small team. 
Chuck Sheehan, also a veteran of three years, moved into a first 
string guard post his last season. Standing left to right: Commander 
J. E. Mansfield, officer representative; Jack Robbins, team captain 
Mr. Ben Carnevale, coach; and P. D. Lawler, manager. Jack 
Robbins, team captain and ace forward, played varsity for four 
years. 





John Barrow acted as pivot man, did a lot of scoring. Unidentified 
Navy player eases in a shot in the Johns Hopkins game, John 



Barrow in the background. Bob Claitor was tallest man on the 
squad, spelled Barrow at center. 





George Eliopolus leads a Duke man in a pirouette. Harry Woods 
picks up two points in the game with Muhlenberg. 



Harry Woods worked into the starting line-up at guard, but was 
eased out in a shift to give height to the team. 



Captain Jack Robbins scores two from the right side in the game 
with Hopkins. George Eliopolus was moved to center, helped over- 



come the large West Virginia lead. Robbins tries again, this time 
from the left side, in the Hopkins game. 



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Bob Searle moves in unopposed for a neat lay-up shot in the game 
with Villanova, Navy's worst defeat of the season. Bob Claitor 



stretches out with a foul shot in the same game. Columbia beat 
Navy with foul shots. 



tative in the N.C.A.A. tournament. Main prospects as the 
candidates began workouts in November were Capt. Jack 
Robbins, Bob Searle, John Barrow, Chuck Sheehan. Speedy 
Harry Woods worked into the first five as the result of his 
showing against a tough New York University team, which 
scrimmaged here late in November. 

With a disadvantage in height, the starters concentrated on 
conditioning, a fast-break offense, and alert defensive tactics. 
Two pre-Chnstmas games were not a true test of the Navy 
group; the mettle of the varsity was first tested following a 
long vacation lay-off. The recess hurt the squad's preparations 
as it dropped the first January match, edged out a win, and 
then lost two games away. Brightest spot in that month was 
left-handed Searle's rapid rise in the scoring totals. The 
California first classman began to hit consistently on one-hand 
specialties. 

Coach Carnevale, thought of changing to a zone defense in 
an attempt to stop the strong offenses of the Eastern power- 
houses on the schedule, but chose to wait. Here was a turning 
point in the Navy fortunes as both offense and standard man-to- 
man play began to click. 

Seeking a method for capturing more rebounds off the boards, 
lanky Bob Claitor replaced Barrow at the center position with 




Lee Rensberger was one of the stars of the close West Virginia 
game, was close behind Searle and Robbins at forward. 



Stanley Olson practices a left-handed lay-up shot. Olson saw 
service as a guard. Dick Clinite figured in the shuffle toward the 



end of the season to gain height. Paul Quinn was a substitute 
pivot man and guard. 








Ronnie Burton tried hard for three years to make the starting 
line-up. John Stinson tries a tip-in in practice, was a substitute 



guard on the squad. Ronald Andresen was a good ball stealer, 
was also a substitute guard. 




Milton Paul was second string guard until an ankle injury benched 
him early in the season. One of the squad's tall men. 



Barrow remaining in the line-up to add to the overall height 
of the quintet. The old walls of Dahlgren Hall really rang 
from the cheers that accompanied the resulting February suc- 
cesses. Determination to win in spite of the fact that com- 
parative scores favored the opposition more than once was a key 
factor. Not to be overlooked was the role of early season 
bench-warmers, George Eliopolus and Lee Rensberger, whose 
fight added to the varsity's chances while the starters rested. 
Greatest accomplishment in the eyes of Coach Carnevale was 
the vastle improved defensive play of the Navy five ... so 
improved that West Virginia, perennial standout in the East, 
was held to less than 40 points for the first time in five years. 
The ups and downs continued for the cage team with four- 
point victories over Penn State and Gettysburg sandwiched 
between defeats at the hands of Muhlenberg and Penn. Colum- 
bia, Ivy league champions, brought a highly touted group to 
the Academy which was completely played off its feet by a 
hustling Navy team. Yet the Lions edged out a close victory 
in the last minutes. Unsullied by the numerous setbacks the 
Blue and Gold went to West Point and shellacked the Grey- 
legs, 49-36. Effective floor play coupled with Robbins' season 
high of 21 points left Army lagging after the first ten minutes. 



Lee Rensberger drops in a left-handed lay-up shot in the Villa- 
nova game, with John Stinson covering the possible rebound 



on the other side. The center jump at the start of the second 
half in the game with Princeton. 




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.ot unlike Madison Square Garden, Dahlgren Hall is quick 
to change its dress from daylight sports and work clothes to 
evening formal attire. The time is short from the basketball 
to the first note of the symphony orchestra, or twirl of the 
ballerina. The moment the last midshipman and his drag 
leave the armory floor, the finishing touches are put on the 
concert stage ... or band stand and the punch stand. Rows 
of chairs are lined up on canvas covering the new basketball 
court. Lights are hung and curtains drawn. The hop com- 
mittee descends on the whole affair to administer the last 
minute touches to Dahlgren Hall's party dress. 

The metamorphosis complete, the crowd begins to arrive . . . 
the same crowd . . . but they too are in a different mood ... a 
different dress. They come in the hushed atmosphere with 
anticipation that is no less intensely felt than by a crowd 
entering Carnegie Hall. Many are the famous artists who have 
trod the boards of Dahlgren Hall's makeshift stage. Their 
performances have been startling . . . and wonderfully received. 

On many occasions broadcast booths are seen in Dahlgren 
Hall. Sometimes local . . . and at times coast to coast. Prob- 
ably the most memorable occasion for the midshipman to 
remember is the graduation ceremonies that he attends as a 
star performer. 

All of these memorable events . . . under one roof. Drills, 
parades, athletic events, concerts, graduations, pep rallies, 
change-of-command ceremonies ... all speak of the wonderful 
versatility of Dahlgren Hall. 




The stellar Concert Series for the 1947-48 season was as 
usual, studded with stars. Under the direction of Capt. R V 
Norgaard, USN, the committee forwarded the purpose of the 
Naval Academy Concert Series by bringing to the Brigade and 
the officers and instructors four splendid and varied concerts. 
First in the series, early in December, was an old favorite, 
the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. After Christmas the 
Dark Ages were lightened by the inspired Philharmonic Piano 
Quartet. In February the concert-goers where thrilled with 
selections by Anna Kaskas, contralto, and Donald Dame, 
tenor. The season was brought to a tumultuous close by 
Marina Suetlova and company in a series of entertaining ballets. 



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Bill Barnes and Lt. Comdr. Wall, who together ran the hop com- 
mittee are responsible in no small part for the generally excellent 
year of hops. All this was helped little by their constant worry 
over a depleted budget. 




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The dansant . . . the hop . . . swinging on the Severn shores 
. . . the scene for romance ... for proposals . . . and unfortu- 
nately for refusals . . . hops to "Beat Army" ... to celebrate 
Christmas . . . Thanksgiving ... or just to pass away a cold 
winter Saturday evening . . . hops, figures of boys and girls 
swirling out of the confines of the military world into any 
setting one chooses . . . the girls . . . the tall ones . . . short 
ones . . . pretty ones . . . and the ones that aren't so pretty . . . 
ones who are blase . . . excited . . . enthralled . . . disap- 
pointed ... in love . . . out of love ... or not so sure. Girls 
from the finishing school . . . the post-debutante . . . the girl 
from next door . . . the secretary . . . the model . . . the college 
coed . . . from the North . . . the South . . . the East and the 
West. The music soft . . . blaring . . . disjointed . . . smooth. 
The lights hard and unflattering . . . lights soft and alluring. 
Eyes open and sparkling . . . eyelids coyly lowered . . . search- 
ing eyes . . . provocative eyes . . . taunting eyes. Frivolous 
decorations . . . cold armory walls . . . candy striped poles 
. . . rows of rifles . . . rustling silk and crinkling taffeta . . . 
blues . . . whites . . . and civilian tails. In this setting people 
dancing . . . people talking . . . couples waltzing . . . couples 
promenading . . . men laughing . . . girls pouting . . . men 
sulking . . . girls laughing . . . the Queen . . . the Brick . . . 
the Little Woman . . . Sister Jane . . . Cousin Sue . . . minia- 
tures compared . . . crests returned . . . then Sleepy Time 
Gal . . . the Navy Blue and Gold . . . tired feet . . . shuffling 
feet . . . Attention . . . Oh, say can you see by the dawn's 
early light . . . now couples dashing . . . others loafing . . . 
holding hands . . . he . . . she . . . you or I . . . the parts of the 
whole that make up the story of the Naval Academy soiree . . . 
the wonderful Naval Academy Hop. 



Seated: E. Frothingham, Jr., J. M. Ivey, B. A. Moore, J. M. Davis, W. H. Barnes, III, W. C. . 
Graham, Jr., B. S. Dowd, Jr., W. H. Barton, Jr., M. A. Chiara. Standing: P. S. Soteropulos, 
J. R. Walker, I. N. Fraser, R. T. Styer, P. L. Schoos, J. R. Burgess, R. K. Ripley, R. A. Bisselle, 
F. A. Smith, R. W. O'Reilly, G. E. Irish, K. R. Burns, R. B. Plank. 




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The results of any Naval engagement depends directly upon 
the damage we inflict upon the enemy in comparison to the 
damage inflicted upon us by the enemy. This damage is caused 
by the use of projectiles, torpedoes, bombs, mines, and other 
explosive-filled instruments of war. The success of our forces 
depends upon our offensive use of and defensive protection 
from such armament, and the knowledge of the limitations and 
capabilities of our own and our enemy's equipment. 

It is the purpose of the Department of Ordnance and Gun- 
nery to give to the graduates of this school a basic under- 
standing of the problems to be expected and the means of 
obtaining a solution to such problems. This purpose is ac- 
complished through the means of recitations, drills, and the 
practice cruises during the summer months. 

During our two years of classroom work we learn of the 
guns and the fire control equipment necessary to secure hits 
from those guns. We study ballistics, the science of the 
motion of projectiles, which gives us an explanation of what 
happens while the projectile is in the gun and describes its 
action while on its way to the target. 

This department is the most progressive one at the Academy, 
a necessity if it is to keep us posted on the latest developments 
in its field of work. The latest communication procedures are 
issued to us for study. As information is obtainable on rocket 
research or torpedo control we study it in the classroom. 







The computer . . . any mark . . . any mod . . . proved to be a 
worthy opponent in the schematic diagram or in actuality. Its real 
value ... as a friend . . . became apparent to us under the 
stress of simulated battle problems . . . realistic and modern as 
the building in which the event took place. The ordnance depart- 
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We study the surface fire control problem and the anti- 
aircraft fire control problem in detail. Our problem, the hitting 
of a moving object at long range from a rolling, pitching, 
moving ship, is analyzed and the mechanical solution by the 
computer is followed through in full. 

Drills in this department during the academic year closely 
parallel the recitations which enables us to see and do the 
various things about which we study. You learn by doing, and 
by the handling of the actual material we are able to retain the 
important points covered in any problem. 

The skilled use of electronic and mechanical equipment in 
our Navy is a large and time taking job. Only by experience 
can you take full advantage of the picture on the radar scope 
located in Combat Information Center, or can you analyze the 
fire control problem and make the necessary corrections to the 
computer in plot, or can you secure fast and accurate fire 
support for the troops on the beach. 

The battle is the final pay-off in any war. The fine work 
and training of the Department of Ordnance and Gunnery 
assures the American people that the U.S. Navy will always 
be ready to hit hard, to hit fast, to hit often, and to hit 
accurately. 




Captain Merle A. Sawyer, Head of the Department of Ordnance 
and Gunnery, served as Staff Commander of the Atlantic Fleet 
prior to reporting for duty at the Academy. His service career has 
been intimately connected withl ordnance equipment and 
problems. 



First row: Lt. Col. H. R. Werner, Comdr. R. R. Pratt, Comdr. R. S. Mandelkorn, Capt. (now 
Comdr.) R. A. Newton, Captain M. A. Sawyer, Head of Dept.,- Comdr. F. J. Foley, Comdr. 
E. T. Reich, Comdr. J. A. Heath, Lt. Col. M. Adelman. Second row: Lt. Cdr. H. C White, 
Lt. Cdr. T. R. Perry, Lt. Cdr. J. C. Bidwell, Comdr. J. G. Ross, Comdr. J. N. Johnson, Comdr. 
E. G. Sanderson, Comdr. W. A. Hood, Jr., Lt. Cdr. A. T. Micholson, Lt. Cdr. W. H. Mack. 
Third row: Mr. J. R. Dee, Lt. L. R. Wright, Lt. (jg) J. Henson, Lt. C. V. Gardiner, Lt. Cdr. 
R. R. Carter, Lt. Cdr. W. R. Barnett, Lt. (jg) W. A. Wright, Lt. (jg) A. C. Plambeck, Mr. 
E. K. Barber. 






ell known to both visitors and Midshipmen is the South corner of the yard, 
for here is situated Thompson Stadium, the home field of the football and track 
teams; the varsity tennis courts, where the varsity net men battle for points; 
and Holland Field, where Annapolis small fry get a chance to see marching 
Midshipmen through the wire fence. 

In the Fall, visitors trek to Thompson Stadium to see a hard fighting Navy team 
try to vanquish their adversaries. The steel in the stadium, diverted from use 
in warships, has nevertheless been exposed to the war cries of Midshipmen 
eager for their team's victory. If not the largest stadium of the nation's campuses, 
it can be said to have the most beautiful view. If the games get dull, which 
they seldom do, the spectator can divert his attention to the picturesque scene 
of white sails framed by the blue waters of the bay to the seaward side. 

Springtime finds grueling matches being fought on the tennis courts landward 
of Thompson Stadium, while in the stadium panting, sweating, track teams 
are vying for top honors. Holland Field, directly in back of the stadium, is the 
battlefield for many intramural sports. Its mud is the right consistency to make 
pushball and fieldball games the interesting sports that they are. 

Whether as a casual spectator or as a participant in any of the sports played 
in this vicinity, this corner of the yard is sure to hold some fond memories for 
those who have availed themselves of its facilities. 





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The football story of any year ... of any school . . . starts on the 
practice field. The spark given to the team by its coach and captain 
is the spark that fires the Brigade. To Captain Dick Scott fell the 
honor of lighting the Army Game pyre ... as he had sparked the 
team, and the Brigade all season. 



FIRST REGIMENTAL STAFF. J. P. Zimmerman, CPO; F. M. McCurdy, Operations; O. C. 
Paciulli, Jr., Communications; R. H. Searle, Supply; W. N. Small, CPO; E. M. Zacharias, 
Jr., Adjutant; J. W. McCord, Regimental Commander. 



FALL STRIPER 

. . . and the football games 

they took us to. 



To the Fall Set the responsibility of getting the brigade 
underway for a new year was given. We remember them as 
the men who led us to Baltimore and Philadelphia to watch the 
Navy eleven each Saturday . . . we remember their names as 
they blared out over the field when we marched in . . . we 
remember their first parade . . . and the first formation after 
leave. All these things showed ... on the surface. The actual 
value of the Fall Set, and their biggest worry, went far deeper 
than that. 

To the first stripers of the Class of '48-B fell the responsibility 
of the new class policy. The policy was on paper . . . and was 
yet to be proved . . . under fire. It had been approved ... by 
the majority . . . but the minority left the stripers with their 
biggest problem of leadership. How well they handled their 
problem is history . . . they put the policy of theory into fact. 
They took the new plebe class and settled them into the life of 
the brigade. They answered the endless list of questions that 
only a new plebe class can dream up. They settled a myriad of 
petty gripes and differences. They suggested and put into effect 
the minor bits of luxury that make life a little easier . . . and 
more beneficial ... at the Naval Academy. Their job done 
well, they turned over to the middle set a brigade of higher 
morale and spirit then we can remember in our four short years. 



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BRIGADE STAFF. W. W. Lee, Color Bearer; F. S. Tiernan, Adjutant; D. D. Foulds, Brigade 
Captain; R. B. Hodson, Communications; H. A. True, Operations; J. F. White, Jr., Supply; 
C. E. Hathaway, Deputy Brigade Commander; W. F. Doddy, Color Bearer. 



SECOND REGIMENTAL STAFF. J. K. McConeghy, Jr., Communications; A. M. Poteef, Jr., 
Operations; A. E. Conord, CPO; W. A. Speer, Supply; D. Holstein, CPO; E. P. Supancic, 
Adjutant; B. W. Bevis, Regimental Commander. 




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FIRST BATTALION STAFF. H. Remsen, Supply; H. R. Stringfellow, Sub Commander; F. W. 
Orr, Jr., CPO; C. A. Sheehan, Adjutant; M. D. Marsh, Battalion Commander. 



FIRST BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. G. W. Marshall, 4th Company; G. M. 
Bell, Jr., 1st Company; R. R. McKechnie, 2nd Company; S. W. Dunn, Jr., 3rd Company. 





SECOND BATTALION STAFF. W. P. White, Supply; C. L. Lewis, Sub Commander; D. R. 
Hamlin, CPO; D. R. Thornhill, Adjutant; P. L. Quinn, Battalion Commander. 



SECOND BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. W. Wegner, 8th Company; F. R. 
Lafferty, Jr., 7th Company; R. G. Claitor, 6th Company; J. M. Davis, 5th Company. 



Under the blare of the loudspeaker announcing our arrival we 
marched into the field ... to cheer our opponents and our sup- 



porters in true Navy style. Manning the stands was not always 
easy . . . sometimes actually a trial to perseverance. 






THIRD BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. N. L. Duncan, 9th Company; F. L. Nelson, 
10th Company; A. T. Roulston, 1 1th Company; R. T. Styer, 1 2th_Company. 



THIRD BATTALION STAFF. L. A. Jay, Supply; N. W. Srnusyn, Sub Commander; A. F. 
Shimmel, CPO; R. E. Wainwright, Adjutant; E. Rudzis, Battalion Commander. 





FOURTH BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. J. S. Brunson, 13th Company; G. T. 
Balzer, 14th Company; N. L. Halliday, 15th Company; R. E. Nicholson, 16th Company. 



FOURTH BATTALION STAFF. P. D. Lawler, Supply; J. E. Vinsel, Sub Commander; D. M. 
Smith, Battalion Commander; M. J. O'Friel, Adjutant; R. N. Hall, II, CPO. 



From the stands we watched our team fight a tough season; and 
wondered where the girl friend was . . . knowing that she was 



rooting twice as hard as we were. From our seats we looked down 
on our worthy opponents, and knew just what they were thinking. 



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G. W. Dittman, CPO; C. C. Villarreal, Adjutant; R. D. Schneider, Battalion Commander. 



FIFTH BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. G. S. Wright, 17th Company; R. C. Mor- 
row, 18th Company; D. R. Nolen, 19th Company; J. S. Crosby, Jr., 20th Company. 





SIXTH BATTALION STAFF. H. F. Smith, Supply; K. R. Thiele, Sub Commander; C. L. Suit, III, 
CPO; H. J. Thompson, Adjutant; W. H. Barnes, III, Battalion Commander. 



SIXTH BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. B. V. Damberg, 21st Company; E. F. 
Resch, 22nd Company; J. M. Ivey, Jr., 23rd Company; R. L. Beatty, 24th Company. 



At half time Bill was the target of photographers and attack by 
the enemy's forces ... all this and statistics too was recorded and 



reported by the observers in the press box 
new field to mow when things got dull. 



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Front: R. E. Shimshok; J. P. Tagliente; K. W. Schwieck; S. Emerson; C. G. Strahley; Captain 
R. U. Scott; R. T. Lawrence; R. K. Russell; A. L. Markel; E. N. Smith; M. D. Gerber; R. G. Hunt. 
Second: R. H. Baysinger; J. W. Harvey; C. Cooper; R. C. Mandeville; B. C. Hogan; M. L. 
Gillam; E. I. Golding; R. P. Williams; W. F. Hawkins; A. C. McCully; W. C. Earl; Manager 
T. Woods. Short Row.- J. R. Kennedy; R. R. Aillet; R. E. Home; W. J. Abromitis; W. D. Weir; 
T. D. Parsons; R. N. Smith; P. J. Ryan; E. J. Piasecki. Fourth Row: H. G. Frasier; W. R. Wagner; 
J. W. Dorsey; E. A. Cruise; H. D. Arnold; B. M. Jones; F. H. Gralow; C. M. Jones; L. H. 
Derby; V. H. Schaeffer; J. K. Twilla. Fifth Row: J. S. Bier; A. M. Sinclair; W. A. Kanakanui; 
D. M. Ridderhoff; M. H. Lasell; R. N. Andreson; R. L. McElroy; C. E. Dorris; C. C. Kileen; 
R. Schwoefferman. Sixth Row: F. W. Lauer; B. A. Moore; H. B. Woods; H. N. Key; J. D. 
Beeler; I. A. Hissom. Back Row: Coaches: E. E. Miller; E. J. Erdelatz; J. N. Wilson; Major 
H. A. Harwood; R. C. McNeish; Captain Tom Hamilton. 



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There was none but the deepest respect and admiration for 
Capt. Tom Hamilton, a Naval leader capable of competing with 
the best football brains in the country and in their own medium. 
Helping in the hard work were Major H. A. Harwood, center 
coach; Mr. E. J. Erdelatz, end coach; Mr. E. E. Miller, line 





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COACHING STAFF. Major H. A. Harwood; Mr. E. J. Erdelatz; Mr. E. E. Miller; Coptain 
Tom Hamilton; Mr. John N. Wilson; Mr. R. C. McNeish. 




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All-American center and captain of the team, Dick Scott, best line 
backer in the East and most consistent, all-round good player on 
the team. 




coach; Mr. John N. Wilson and Mr. R. C. McNeish, backfield 
coaches. 

California: This year something new was added. The entire 
team was taken to the West Coast to train for the first game of 
the season, out there for the first time in Navy history, marking 
the beginning of a series between Navy and California. Navy 
went into that game with thoughts of last year's Army game 
producing high morale. Grouped about radios in Bancroft Hall, 
we exchanged glances and told each other that this was a Navy 
year ... it seemed that we were set for a good season as the 
team moved against the Golden Bears of California, but the 
passing attack bogged down at a critical moment and Navy lost 
the initiative to the home team. After Bob Celen of the Bears 
scored from the 21, Navy began to get nowhere, and it was 
after the second California score before the team got rolling 
again. Harrison Frazier blocked a punt on the California 18, 
scrambled to his feet, scooped it up on the 14 and got down to 
the 2 before he was stopped. With three minutes to go, 
Baysinger tallied on a sneak through the middle. Trailing 13-7, 
the team decided to take advantage of the few remaining . 
minutes and successfully pulled the first of the season's onside 
kicks to start the drive. This time it was an unfortunate pass 
interception that ended the march deep into California territory. 

Columhia: It was an unhappy crew that returned to Annapolis 
the following Saturday to meet Columbia in Thompson Sta- 
dium. They felt that they had let us down, and one Robert 
Russell's punting that kept Navy deep in her own territory did 
nothing to boost morale. The late start spirit was there on the 
field and in the stands, and hardly four yards remained between 
a loss and a tie at the final horn ... a testimonial of Navy cour- 
age. We saw those good plays . . . our team had it, but it 
didn't fit together all of the time. We scored first, on a beauti- 
ful lateral from Home to Hawkins, who dashed 53 yards around 



Billy Earl tries an end run in the California game. Pete Williams 
prepares to shove away a Bear tackier on a run worth nine yards. 
Bob Schwoefferman looks small hiding behind his blockers on an 
end run. 




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A Columbia back is trapped by Phil Ryan in front, aided by 
Chuck Strahley, Ed Golding, and Myron Gerber. 



end and down the inside line. The Lions clicked with a 
passing attack that gave them the extra touchdown in the third 
quarter. The fourth period fired determination in the hearts 
of the Navy team, but it did not pay off until the next week. 
Duke: By now w T e were the underdogs in a tough league 
playing one of the toughest schedules in the country, a fact that 
did something for the brigade spirit. We were ready for Duke 
in the Baltimore Stadium. The Blue Devils were determined 
to hold on to their winning streak which made the first half of 
this game tighter than a no-hit baseball game in the World 
Series. The ball changed hands practically every four downs 
... it was a fan's game, and the best was yet to come. The 
tenseness on the field during the second half was echoed in the 
stands as both teams switched from a ground attack to the air. 



Right, Bob Schwoefferman, speedy but light halfback, regular 
game starter, and center Harry Key, veteran of three seasons. 

Below, halfback Billy Earl and co-captains-elect Pete Williams 
and Scott Emerson. At right is star end Art Markel. 




First string end Phil Ryan and Bill Hawkins, high scorer and most 
consistent ground-gainer on the team. 






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Guard Bob Hunt saw plenty of action. Tex Lawrence did double 
duty as center and line backer. Ken Schiweck, hefty second team 



guard and line plug. Halfback Al McCully was the star of. the 
Tech game. 




A block by Phil Ryan helps pave the way for fleet Bob Schwoeffer- 
man to get deep into Duke territory. 



Duke scored first to start the thrills, which were heightened 
as Navy marched 74 yards after the kickoff to tie the score when 
Bob Home warmed up his passing arm. The last four minutes 
of this game approached the '46 Army game as a limit for 
stomach-gripping thrills. It was the season's best display of 
cool skill and daring born of the determination to do all that 
was possible to keep this third game from being another one 
touchdown loss. Something had to be done to make the score 
more closely depict the brilliant playing of Capt. Dick Scott 
and the entire team. It began with Duke holding the ball at 
midfield. Duke's Fred Folger uncorked a scoring pass to Ed 
Austin. It looked bad for the home team, and here began the 
longest three minutes in football history. Little Ben Moore 
came in to try for a kickoff run back. Taking the ball on the 
5, he was almost clear at the 45, but that one remaining man 
got him. Quickly the team huddled and came out . . . Home 
to Earle for 9, then Hawkins took it to the Duke 40 as the 
clock showed a minute and a half. Every man in the stadium 
was on his feet. Two passes fell incomplete, then Home threw 
to Earle on the Duke 20 . . . 55 seconds to go ... an incom- 
plete pass from Home. Down on the one-yard line, Bob 
Schwoefferman leaped high to snag the ball away from three 
Duke men . . . one incomplete in the end zone . . . ten seconds, 



Jim Wills, extra point specialist. Roy Russell shifted from end to 
halfback in midseason, did well. Guard Ed Golding did a lot for 



the line. Reeves Baysinger ran, passed, and kicked, operated the 
T from his quarterback post. 





Quarterback Bob Home threw the Duke game passes, sparked 
the touchdown drives in other games. At left, Bill Hawkins scoring 



the first Navy touchdown, and at right, going over for the second, 
both in the Duke game. 



one play to go, and big Bill Hawkins tore through the middle 
like a freight train. Seconds later a hush fell over the stands as 
calm Jim Wills came out to kick the point that tied this game 
and ended a ten-game losing streak for the Blue and Gold amid 
the cheers of the brigade and Navy friends. 

Cornell: We were on the road again, unfortunately for the 
Big Red of Cornell. For once, there was power to spare, but 
it was not evident in the first three minutes when Cornell hung 
up a quick seven points. Then Reeves Baysinger scored from 
the one to climax a 7 7 -yard march in seven plays to tie up the 
game. A 53-yard pass interception put Cornell in the lead again, 
but an immediate 54-yard charge in four plays put Navy in 
front to stay, and Jim Wills sewed it up with a 13-yard field 
goal as the half ended. The second half was all Navy. The line, 
led by Dick Scott and Dick Shimshak, was responsible for 
holding Cornell to a mere 19 yards by rushing, while Bill 
Hawkins alone ripped of 131 yards. 

Pennsylvania: Next, we watched our team hold mighty Perm 
to one touchdown, until the luckless fourth quarter. Something 
was wrong. It is said that winning teams make their own 
breaks, but Providence was helping Penn that day. Our line 
was hot, and Art Markel intercepted a Mimsi pass. It took a 
lot of passes to set up the three Penn scores, once they got the 




Billy Earl takes Baysinger's pass down to the 35 on the way to 
Navy's first score in the Duke game. 



Strongman Newbold Smith played tackle for four years. Bill 
Hawkins off for a long gain in the Penn game as Schwoefferman 



takes out the end. Roy Russell takes one from Baysinger. Speedster 
Rook Moore had a high run-back average. 





Left: Jim Wills kicking the first extra point in the Gerogia Tech 
game while Bob Home holds. Center: Guard Bill Weir spelled 



Emerson and Golding in the line. Right: Bob Schwoefferman flies 
low over the middle of the Georgia Tech line. 




Fullback Myron Gerber goes over standing up from eight yards 
out for Navy's second score in the Tech game. 



ball on Navy fumbles. Every Navy drive was stopped by a pass 
interception or a fumble, but the game was not won until the 
last quarter. Their third score came in the last eight seconds, 
an insult to the scrapping Navy team. 

Notre Dame: Only a few of us were lucky enough to see a 
fighting Navy team play the great Notre Dame combination. 
The Irish respected the Navy team after that game in spite of the 
score ... it was a fight to the finish by an outclassed, but fight- 
ing, Navy squad. Notre Dame did not make those touchdowns 
easily, because time after time the charging Navy line stopped 
their running attack and forced them to take to the air, where 
Lujack and Tripucka held honors. It was a clean game; Navy 
lost only fifteen yards in penalties. Bob Schwoefferman made 
a nice stop when he shivered Lujack at the end of his long run, 
and Dick Scott and Reeves Baysinger did some beautiful punt' 
ing. The one really outstanding play by Navy came in the wan' 
ing minutes of the game. Trying desperately to score, the team 
was caught at midfield with four yards to go for first down after 
a march from the 20 on Bob Home's passes, when Duff Arnold 
came in the game, supposedly to punt. Seconds later, he was 
streaking past startled Notre Dame players on his way to the 
12, and when cornered there, he lateraled to Bill Hawkins, 



Left to right: Joe Tagliente played hard in the tackle slot. Cal 
Kileen threw left-handed passes from quarterback. Duff Arnold 



did some kicking and made a beautiful run in the Notre Dame 
game. End Harrison Frasier blocked a California punt. 






Left to right: Plunging fullback Bill Abromitis had injury trouble. 
Hardworking Bob Smith fought to advance to first string end. 



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Guard Charlie Cooper saw a lot of action his first varsity year. 
Bob Aillet played halfback. 



who fought down to the 8. A fumble ended the drive just one 
yard short of a touchdown. 

Georgia Tech We couldn't beat the top team in the country, 
but we had every intention of making up for those lucky wins 
Georgia Tech had taken from us in past years. It was no diff- 
erent this year . . . there was a helpless feeling when we saw 
our lead erased in the last six minutes. The deciding points 
came from a field goal as the half ended. The statistics showed 
an even game, but fumbles were against us and we dropped 
what might have been an avenging victory. Al McCully was 
the star of the game, with his long runs eating up yardage all 
through the contest. Gerber's touchdown from the 8 was a 
coach's dream play. Everything worked perfectly and he went 
over untouched. 

PciiH State: We need something . . . perhaps a victory to 
match the one over Cornell ... we needed a boost before the 
two week's practice for the tilt with the Graylegs, but our 
luck was all gone . . . even the weatherman was against us. 
There wasn't a more miserable day all season than the Saturday 
Penn State kept a clean record at our expense in the mud of 
Baltimore Stadium. Our fumbles were not the cause, either, 
even though the ball and the field seemed slickest just in front 
of their end zone. 




Cornell fans had given up hope by the time Bill Hawkins had 
made the second half score through the middle. 



This shot from the press box shows Bob Schwoefferman starting 
a big gain inside end in the Georgia Tech game. End Art Markel 



tucks in a pass and struggles six more yards in the Penn State 
game. 






The action pictures on this page speak for themselves. Right, above, 
"Big Tree" Shimshak anchored one side of the Navy line. 



Army: For the fourth successive year we saw the Graylegs take 
the victory, only this year it wasn't Blanchard, Davis, and Tucker 
who did the trick, but Rip Rowan and the whole Army 
team. They were on fire and we couldn't put it out. Nobody 
can say our team did not try hard, but the twelfth man, a 
varsity member last year, was absent . . . this year the Army 
team had twelve men. We started fast in the first quarter, 
moving deep into Cadet territory, and got down to the Army 
8 in the second, but Army did all the scoring . . . Rowan's 
pass to Kellum in the first, Rowan's long run in the second, 
Trent's interception in the third. We had a good team . . . 
Army played a better game. 



Chuck Strahley finally settled in the tackle position, opening holes 
for fullback Myron Gerber's line plunges. Gerber was a great 
line-backer. 









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Kneeling- B. Schniebolk, D. S. Allen, R. S. Moore, Captain L F. Vogt, W. R. Kent, W. H. 
Barnes III. Standing: Lt. Commander R. N. Miller, USN, Officer Representative; T. W. Tift, 
F. R. Carter, T. M. Gardiner, H. P. Fishman, J. K. Walker, F. W. Benson, A. R. Schofield 
Coach Art Hendrix. 




Left to right, top: Mike Vogt, number one man, and Pete Fishman. 
Bottom: Tommy Tift, and '48-B's lone representative, Bill Barnes. 




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The twang of tennis rackets meeting tennis balls marked the 
end of the Dark Ages. This was the beginning of the great out- 
door movement into the fresh air and sunshine of another Annap- 
olis spring. Sheltered as they are between Dahlgren and Ward 
halls and protected by the massive oaks of Captain's row, the 
early spring sunshine was slow to break through to the chilled 
racketmen. It's a mighty cold way for Coach Art Hendrix s 
men to start their season. As the season grew warmer, the 
shade was welcome for the long afternoon practice sessions 
when the sun was merciless on the main match court. However, 
tennis is the sport that fits naturally with sunshine and tan-, 
It is the kind of sport that many can play but few can play well. 
The good players are to be found on this page . . the men 
who represented the Academy on the match courts across the 
nets from the best in the East, the South and even the Midwest, 
and not without credit. 

The leading doubles teams are on opposite sides of the net. Left to 
right: Bill Barnes, Mike Vogt, Pete Fishman, and Tommy Tift. 




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Halfback Eddie Armstrong does his stuff in these three pictures. 
Top; An off-tackle plunge picks up five yards. Center: A kick-off 
runback good for six points when Ed turned on the speed. Bot- 
tom: John Herlihy was in position for down-field blocking, but the 
line backer stopped Ed after a gain of ten yards. 



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Two years without a single loss to mar a perfect record! 
Two successive times the Navy 150-pound football team took 
possession of the George Oakley Smalley trophy, prize of 
Eastern Intercollegiate lightweight football, and the year 1947 
saw the "mighty mites" really make an impression on the 
intercollegiate scene. 

The path to a second championship looked plenty rough 
with the knowledge that the old league stand-bys were 
anxious to gain revenge against the upstarts from the Academy. 
Rutgers, recognized as the greatest threat to Navy supremacy, 
arrived on a warm October afternoon to open the home sched- 
ule. Halfway through the first quarter the Blue line opened a 
hole and Captain Buddy Vance zipped downfield 71 yards 
for the first touchdown. The New Jersey squad held on and 
only once again did the "mighty mites" do damage. Fresh 
from a rest at halftime, Ed Armstrong, playing the other half- 
back post, ran 69 yards to paydirt. Much of the credit for the 
13-0 win that started the midshipmen on the road of good 
fortune went to the line of Don Stephens and Stan Mayfield 
at ends, John Herlihy and Phil Nelson tackles, Herm Stromberg 
and Dean Hansen guards, and Ed Rogers at the center spot. 

Preceding the varsity Cornell-Princeton get-together at 
Princeton the old grads turned out to witness the "little 
Tigers" challenge the Navy streak. Armstrong carried Prince- 
ton's first punt back 70 yards to score. Again he crossed the 
goal in the second period and Vance followed with an 80-yard 
sprint that left the Orange and Black behind 20-0 at the half. 
The Tigers scored twice but the Navy team left with a decisive 
25-13 margin. 

Villanova ventured against the "mighty mites" next and 
found there was plenty of power and scoring punch in the 
Blue and Gold. Armstrong opened the scoring with a 35-yard 
sprint. The Wildcats countered when Leighton returned the 
kick-off 89 yards to bring about the intermission score, 7-6. 



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The second half saw the 150's turn on the heat and leave 
Villanova on the short end of a 26-6 result. 

The Middle West was slower in adopting the new kind 
of football as a varsity sport, but Illinois was an eager entrant 
in the quickly expanding league of Big Nine schools. Buddy 
Vance tallied three touchdowns and Carl Buck, just dis- 
covered as another lightning-fast scatback, scored also to add 
a 27-6 conquest to the laurels of the midshipmen. 

Again the Navy running attack clicked against Cornell 
University as before and several long passes assisted in a 31-0 
rout of the Big Red's little brother. The track team's dash 
specialist, Jim Murray, picked up two of the hve touchdowns. 
Gene Bowers, another reliable halfback, carried a pass inter- 
ception for 45 yards through the whole Cornell team. 

Penn possessed a poor record, but an especially tough line 
and the "mighty mites," determined to finish a brilliant season 
properly, found the going hard at several occasions. Vance, the 
outstanding back in the league, galloped 65 yards for his 
ninth touchdown and later plunged two yards to total 60 
points in his last year at the Academy. The Quakers' passing 
netted them one touchdown and the final score remained 26-7 
for the midshipmen. 







Bottom row. Comdr. A. Coward, coach; A. E. Conord, W. S. Gabriel, E. B. Rogers, E. S. 
Bowers, D. B. Hanson, R. C Vance, R. G. Tobin, I. N. Eraser, T. E. Alexander, D. R. Stephens, 
J. D. Herlihy, E. S. Armstrong, Comdr. W. J. Schlacks, assistant coach. Second row: G. E 
Swecker, R. L. Jones, D. S. Albright, D. S. Kobey, H. A. Stromberg, P. J. Sorris, P. D. Roman, 
L. W. T. Waller, C DiBenedetto, B. M. Downes, H. J. Bushman, S. G. Moyfield, A. B. Cooper. 
Third row: Ens. J. Petit, R. E. Sivinski, D. M. Latham, R. W. Shannon, D. J. Woodord, M. J. 
Schultz, A. E. Drew, E. S. Briggs, J. D. Murray, M. A. Zettle, J. P. Dearing, R. M. Bassert, 
C E. Crowley, M. Menkes, manager. Top row. P. J. Conley, R. L. Lawler, R. Siegmeister, 
G. E. Leslie, J. J. DiMardo, D. J. Dunham, M. E. Hardy, C. M. Buck, C C Angleman, 
J. F. Bladgett, L. C. Morrow, P. S. Nelson. 




Bob Sivinski is shown booting the extra point after the first of 
four touchdowns in the game with the Penn lightweights. 



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VARSITY TRACK 



In the spring of the year, the spacious confines of Thompson 
stadium could hardly hold the many aspirants fighting for a 
place on the track squad coached by the former olympic star 
and world record holder Earl "Tommy" Thompson. The 
stadium was unique in that it was probably the only one in the 
country having a five-inch gun with accompanying director 
within a stone's throw of the discus circle. Unique also was 
the natural air-conditioning afforded by the cool breezes blow- 
ing in from Chesapeake Bay, giving welcome comfort to the 
perspiring athletes giving up energy around the track, in the 
discus circle, in the pits, and on the javelin range. Strong 
breezes sometimes had a hindering effect on the distance men 
working against time, and just as often cut down the throws 
of the javelin men. The stadium served also as the location of 
the home games in football in the fall and for a variety of intra- 
mural sports during the fall and winter, making the urgent need 
for a field house all the more obvious. The track candidates re- 
served the entire stadium for practice during the spring season 
. . . there was no room for anything else. 

In the northeast corner, the hurdle men and the longer dash 
specialists practiced their starts beside the shot range in a 
sort of side track. The shorter sprints had a straight run to the 
finish line in front of the stands. During meets, the hurdles 
were also set up along this west side. The majority of the 



Assoc. Prof. E. H. Clark, assistant coach, R. N. Hall, team captain, 
Cmdr. R. P. Fiala, USN, officer representative, D. S. Ross, manager, 
Mr. Earl Thompson, coach. 

John Davis uses his long legs to get him over the high hurdles. 
Bob Berggren has to jump to make it. 

Bottom row.- Coach Earl Thompson, W. G. Ikard, B. F. Knapp, C C Angleman, B. M. 
Jennings, R. N. Hall, J. D. Murray, W. B. Haidler, J. J. Garibaldi, C R. Braley, Mr. E. H. 
Clark, assistant coach. Second row: Comdr. R. P. Fiala, C E. Dorris, P. C Brannon, G. L. 
Siri, B. P. Murphy, F. H. Raab, S. Shapiro, R. E. Berggren, R. T. Ambrogi, R. U. Scott, 
D. S. Ross, manager. Top row: R. E. Schwoeffermann, R. F. Frost, W. H. Loomis, W. H. 
Meanix, D. T. Ousterhout, C A. McCollough, N. W. Smusyn, J. C Barrow, D. C Larish, 
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Harvey Humphrey and Tex Lawrence, leading aspirants for 
number one olace in the javelin event, pose with their weapons. 

The test of the relay team— passing the baton. Here Brad Daly 
passes to Paul Hammer with practical precision. 

Dick Ambrogi, mainstay in the dash events and team chatterbox. 
Dick was a four letter-man on the squad. 

Three members of the mile relay team take a practice start. Left to 
right, Jim Garibaldi, anchor man; Bill Ikard, lead off; and Bill 
Haidler. Garibaldi and Haidler also ran the quarter-mile. 




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Dean Osterhaut and Chuck Braley clear together in good form at 
the beginning of a 220 yard race over the low hurdles. 

Captain Dick Hall leads the pack in the two mile event in a meet 
with North Carolina. 



events were focused in front of the stands . . . the exchange of 
batons and the finish line for distance, dash, and relay events. 
Inside the track in front of the stands were the broad jump 
and high jump pits, and the pole-vault pit. Toward the bay 
were the discus circle and the hammer circle. On the far side 
of the field but still inside the track was the javelin range. 
The afternoon scene was one of activity, scores of athletes 
striving for perfection under the able tutorage of Coach 
Thompson and led by Team Captain Dick Hall, one of the most 
outstanding distance runners in the East. 



Distance runner Frank Raab strains on the last lap of a mile trip 
against time. Raab also ran the 440 and the 880. 

Dick Frost, Dick Ambrogi, and Jim Murray get set for the 220 yard 
dash during a practice session on the track in Thompson Stadium. 




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John Davis clears the bar at 6' 1" using a modified western roll. 
Ed Duncan flips himself over the cross bar around twelve feet. 
Newbold Smith shows his form for hurling the discus. 




Jim Murray was a dash specialist, was shifted to the 440 event 
after running on the winter mile relay team. 

These men were the stars in distance running — the men who kept 
the cinders in the eyes of the opposing teams. N. W. Smusyn, 
mile, P. L. Hammer, mile, R. N. Hall, two mile, and J. P. 
Oberholtzer, mile. 




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he tempo of Academy life is set by the goings on in Bancroft Hall, for inside the grey, 
prison-like confines of these walls Midshipmen sleep, eat, study, and spend their happy hours. 

Under the constant surveillance of Tecumseh, ruling over the court in front of the Hall, Mid- 
shipmen labor to keep their marks above that happy 2.5. The imposing Italian Renaissance 
Architecture of Bancroft Hall remains unchanged through the addition of several wings. From 
the white appearance of the first and second wings, through the greyer appearance of the 
fifth and sixth wings to the nearly black color of the third and fourth wings, the growth of 
the Academy through the years can be traced. 

Inside the huge bronze doors of the main entrance the marble elegance of the Rotunda can 
be seen. A flight of worn marble steps terminates in Memorial Hall with its parquetry floor 
and ornate ceiling. Here, amidst the paintings, plaques, and busts commemorating famous 
men of the Navy's past, and under the flag bearing the famous words of Lawrence, "Don't 
give up the ship," a Midshipman is sworn into the Navy with proper inspiration. Here also 
the Ring Dance is held, adding even more to the sentimental appeal of the Hall. 

Directly below, in Smoke Hall, a Midshipman receives much of his recreation. Pool tables, 
ping pong facilities, and a piano keep them sharp in former civilian pursuits. Over the rest of 
Bancroft Hall are the plain but ample living quarters of the Midshipmen. Stretching length- 
wise across the Hall on the basement level is the Wardroom Mess . . . longest dining hall 
in the world. 

Scattered elsewhere throughout the sprawling basement are facilities equal to that of a small 
city. These deliver the mail, press the clothes, and furnish an outlet for the middies' meager 
supply of cash. 

The troubles, the joys and the worries of life in Bancroft Hall have moved from the realm of 
reality, and only in retrospect can classmates, the struggle with the executive department, and 
the hundreds of other daily occurrences of its halls, be remembered. However, these experi- 
ences are sufficient to furnish grist for a lifetime of bull sessions in the fleet. 

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Captain Frank Trenwith Ward, Jr., USN, Commandant 

Captain Ward graduated from the Njxval Academy in June, 1923, and 
three years later he hecame a l^aval aviator. The next eighteen years flying 
and with squadrons on the USS Lexington and Saratoga engaging in avia- 
tion activity ashore and afloat. On March 15,1 944, he assumed command 
of the USS Shamrock Bay. He commanded her during the invasions of 
Luzon and Okinawa; for his part in these two operations he received the 
Legion of Merit until a gold star. The USS Wright, which was his 
second command, was commissioned in February, 1944. On hong detached 
from the USS Wright, Captain Ward reported for duty at the ~Naval 
Academy in June, 1947. 



Commander Carlton Rolla Adams, USN, Executive Officer 

Commander Adams began his ~Njxval career with the Class of 1930. 
He assumed his first command in 1943 when he took over the USS 
Henley. Uvon leaving the Henley he spent a little more than a year in 
BuPcrs. He then became ComDcsDiv 34, and following that he 
was ComDesDiv 6. A short tour of shore duty was followed by 
another period at sea as ComDcsDiv 52. Commander Adams was 
awarded the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and the Secretary of Navy's 
Commendation Ribbon for his activities during the war. In May, 1941 , 
he reported to the ~Njxval Academy for duty with the Executive 
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The changes wrought in the Naval Academy in the last four 
years is nowhere more apparent than in the Executive Depart- 
ment. In this department since plebe year there has been almost 
a complete change of personnel, different system of training, 
and a new concept of officer-midshipman relations. 

Starting out on an energetic program, our new superinten- 
dent investigated the regulations and traditions that had existed 
for years and had been handed down from decade to decade. 
Some of these rules had no more place in the Academy of 
today than a set of sails on a modern battleship. Accepting 
the challenge, the Executive Department rewrote the Reg 
Book with the constant view in mind of satisfying the needs 
of the Academy on a peacetime basis. The result of this work 
manifested itself in the granting of more privileges to all 
classes, especially in the matter of liberty. Further results 
included a re-evaluation of our academic program with an 
increased emphasis on the studies of a more liberal nature, and 
the addition of a new course in leadership. 

The disciplinary system has also undergone considerable 
revision since plebe year. In those days our conduct was largely 
governed by the proximity of an O.D. Regulations were a 
matter of hide-and-seek with the officers, they themselves re- 




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sorting to such tactics as hiding behind trees or waiting in 
elevators for the regulation breakers to appear Under the new 
system many of the unenforceable and outdated rules have been 
omitted, but the ones in effect are strictly enforced. The old 
races between officers to see who could fill out the most form 
2's in a day are eliminated. Emphasis is placed on correction 
rather than punishment in the belief that if proper correction 
is made, the individual will not commit the offense again. 
Punishment is reserved for the chronic offenders and in cases 
where the offense was malicious. 

The establishment and teaching of the course in leadership 
is probably the biggest achievement of the Executive Depart- 
ment in the past two years. In response to a definite need in 
the Fleet the course was set up to discover what qualities 
were necessary in a leader and how they could be developed. 
The work was carried on with enthusiasm and diligence by 
the Executive Department with benefit both to the learning 
midshipman and the teaching members of the Executive De- 
partment. The results were forthcoming immediately. A new 
relationship developed between the officers and midshipmen— 
one of mutual respect rather than the stiffly formal and aloof 
transactions that formerly were the rule. It was now possible 
for an upperclassman to address his company or battalion 
officer in a friendly manner on any problem that was bothering 

Commander E. C. Ogle, Assistant to the Commandant, is a 
destroyer man. During the war he operated in the Solomons 
Area and off the Marianas and Okinawa, participating in these 
campaigns. 





Lt. Col. L. E. English, USMC, Head of the Academic Section of the 
Executive Department . . . graduate of Nebraska U., veteran 
from the Third Marine Division and the invasions of Bougainville, 
Guam, and Iwo Jima. 




Commander J. E. Pace, Assistant to the Executive Officer, came 
to the Academy after decommissioning his destroyer, U.S.S. 
Robley P. Evans, which he commanded during the war. His war 
service includes nearly every important naval action in the Pacific 
from the Coral Sea engagement to Okinawa. 

Commander H. Q. Murray, First Lieutenant, commanded the 
D. D. Richard B. Anderson, before reporting to the Academy for 
duty. During the war he served on destroyers and a destroyer mine 
sweeper in both the European and Pacific theaters. 




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Commander Monroe Kelly, Jr., First Battalion Officer, commanded 
Escort Division 78 before reporting for duty at the Academy. 
During the war he commanded a P.C. and several D.E.'s on 
convoy escort duty in the North Atlantic, Mediterranean, and 
the Pacific. 

Commander Fletcher Hale, Third Battalion Officer, commanded 
the destroyer Sigourney prior to serving at the Academy. He spent 
the war in the Pacific on D.D.'s and participated in the Battle of 
Surigao Strait. 

Commander H. W. Baker, Sixth Battalion Officer. During the war 
he participated in the night destroyer action off Manila and in the 
Okinawa campaign. 





Commander W. F. Bringle, Second Battalion Officer, an aviator 
during the war, took part in attacks at Marseille, France, and in 
the invasion of Iwo, Okinawa, and the Philippines. 

him. Even the higher echelons of command — formerly con- 
tacted through a formal statement only — welcomed suggestions 
and criticisms of a constructive nature on a more informal 
basis. The net result of this was to place the midshipman on 
the side of the officer instead of at odds with him, and to give 
him the feeling that he was making a positive contribution 
in the administration of the affairs of the Brigade. 

So enthusiastic were we over the system, and so valuable 
the results, that we were anxious to pass these principles 
down through the Brigade to the underclass. When we began 
thinking about our class policy we considered the previous 
relationship between the first class and the underclass in the 
light of the leadership principles we had been studying. We 
decided that much improvement could be effected over pre- 
vious indoctrination systems, and submitted our ideas to the 
Executive Department for their opinion. Their response was 
enthusiastic, and they further helped us in establishing some 
of the new ideas. Emphasis "was placed on the learning of 
military discipline and the acquisition of proper habits by the 
individual himself . . . the principle was to make the Brigade 
a worthy recipient of the pride of its members, thus reducing 



Commander N. G. Ward, Fifth Battalion Officer, participated in 
many submarine patrols during the war. He holds the Navy Cross 
and three Silver Stars. 

Lt. Col. H. S. Roise, USMC, Fourth Battalion Officer, operated with 
the 22nd Marines in Okinawa, and engaged in the occupation of 
China with the 6th Marine Division during the war. 





The Midshipman's store . . . either uncomfortably empty or 
exasperatingly full . . . never in between. The function of the 
supply department is all-embracing. The store, the dairy, the pay 
office, the wardroom mess and all important information on the 
ensigns' pay and insurance ... to keep all this moving is the job of 
Commander Carey (SC) USN. 




the amount of indoctrination necessary from outside forces. 
When corrective measures would be necessary, they would be 
civilly administered with an eye to improvement rather than 
subordination. The Executive Department model of more 
informal transactions was also adopted in our class policy. 

This new system was based on the principle of leadership 
by example. This again was a new concept and meant a higher 
standard of conduct for officers, and the giving up of many 
rates and privileges by the first class that were assumed by the 
previous classes. It was felt that this sacrifice was well worth 
making. 

The success that the Executive Department has enjoyed is 
due to their careful analysis of problems, a dynamic and sen- 
sible program of improvement, and an enthusiasm that spread 
from the department to the Brigade. 

To take care of our bare necessities and furnish a few ... a 
very few ... of the items of luxury, is the purpose of the 
service facilities housed in Bancroft Hall. Rivaling the main 
street of a small town, these facilities include a store, post 
office, laundry distribution, tailor shop, and barber shop. 

The store, in the basement of the fourth wing, is probably 
the most patronized of any of the services. Here we have a 
chance to spend our meager monthly wage, and purchase with 
requisition our month's supply of soap, shoe polish, and other 
items of necessity. Here also we can purchase our weekly 
ration of luxuries ... the latest Post, and a quantity of candy 
and cigarettes. 

In the back of the store is the bookkeeping department that 
keeps track of the money we have spent . . . often too efficiently 
. . . and politely informs us that no money is on the books to 
fill that special requisition for the watch that was to be the 
girl friend's birthday present. 



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Lt. Cmdr. H. P. Adams (SC), Midshipman Commissary and Pay 
Officer, is responsible for keeping the tables of the Wardroom 
Mess well supplied, and maintaining the Midshipmen's pay 
records. 



Lt. (jg) Beasley (SC), Financial Advisor, arranges the Midship- 
men's budget, answers questions on insurance, and resolves the 
financial difficulties of Midshipmen. 





The day of the watch squad starts with the Rotunda inspection. 
The Company Midshipman Officer of the Watch gives the Battalion 
Officers of the Watch the last minute instructions and cautions . .. 
on their shoulders will rest the responsibility of a successful 
watch. 



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To this set of midshipmen fell the responsibility of admin- 
istering the affairs of the Brigade during the winter term. Theirs 
was a job of responsibility without glory . . . the paper work, 
the conferences, and the number of arrangements to be made did 
not decrease from the fall term . . . but there was no glory of 
leading the midshipmen onto the field at football games and 
commanding the Brigade at parades and outside formations. 

While infantry drills did not occupy the stripers of the 
winter set, there were a thousand and one other tasks to be 
done. There were blinker drills, room inspections, dope to be 
put out, and the general inconvenience of being open for con- 
sultation at all times by officers and underclass as well. 

The difficult position of exercising authority and getting 
along with classmates would be sufficient to cause frustration 
in the most versatile of persons. Ever blind to the many projects 
carried out with perfection, the striper's beloved classmates 
are the first to chide when a mistake is made. Consider the 
Midshipman Officer of the Watch. For a hundred formations he 
prescribes the uniform, but the one time he fails to specify rain- 
clothes when it begins to rain, the tumult is heard the length 
and breadth of Bancroft Hall. 

Manned mostly by athletes who were deprived of their po- 
sitions of leadership in the fall set because of daily practices, 
the winter set stripers maintained an undeniably good record. 



FIRST REGIMENT STAFF. C. G. Strahley, Commander; J. D. Herlihy, Jr., Sub Commander; 
W. G. Sawyer, C.P.O.; B. S. Dowd, Jr., Supply; J. Cowden, Communications; L. W. Mulbry, 
Adjutant; F. W. Orr, Jr., C.P.O. 





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BRIGADE STAFF. R. E. Shimshak, Commander; R. E. Schwoeffermann, Sub Commander; 
W. J. Laubendorfer, C.P.O.; R. C. Eaton, Jr., Operations; W. L. Alt, Communications; 
R. R. Neely, Adjutant; C. P. Coulter, Supply; H. B. Moore, C.P.O. 



SECOND REGIMENT STAFF. R. U. Scott, Commander; S. K. Moore, Operations; A. E. 
Conord, C.P.O.; E. N. Smith, Supply; J. E. Callahan, Communications; R. T. F. Ambrogi, 
Adjutant; W. G. Brendle, C.P.O. 




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The Watch Squad is inspected by the OOW before, and by the 
BOOW during, the day's duty to insure an efficient organization. 



The hub about which the structure revolves is the Main Office, 
charged with the administration of the daily routine. 



FIRST BATTALION STAFF. R. C. Vance, Commander; D. A. Beadling, Sub Commander; 
R. R. Dickey, III, Supply; D. W. Cullivan, Adjutant; A. B. Hallman, C.P.O. 



FIRST BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. R. G. Tobin, 1 st Company; M. L. Childress, 
2nd Company; I. N. Fraser, 3rd Company; J. C. Day, 4th Company. 





SECOND BATTALION STAFF. R. S. Chew, Jr., Commander; D. R. Stephens, Sub Commander; 
E. J. Gray, Supply; M. A. Weir, Adjutant; F. C. Johnson, C.P.O. 



SECOND BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. T. W. Cuddy, 5th Company; R. C. 
Adams, 6th Company; R. W. Bates, 7th Company; W. D. Dittmar, 8th Company. 



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THIRD BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. H. N. Key, 9th Company; B. A. Moore, Jr., 
10th Company; R. L. Ghormley, Jr., 11th Company,- H. S. Harris, 12th Company. 



FOURTH BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. R. A. Schultz, 13th Company; W. 
Abromitis, Jr., 14th Company; R. W. Hanby, Jr., 15th Company; W. A. Kanakanui, Jr., 
1 6th Company. 



THIRD BATTALION STAFF. T. Woods, Commander; N. W. Bullington, Jr., Sub Comrtv. 
B. L. Daley, Supply; L. V. Delling, Adjutant, R. I. Henderson, C.P.O. 



FOURTH BATTALION STAFF. R. R. Corson, Commander; E. M. Axtell, Jr., Sub Commander, 
W. D. Chandler, 3rd, C.P.O. ; G. M. Bates, Adjutant; C. R. Braley, Supply. 





Under the supervision of the MCMO, the underclass of the Main 
Office Detail meet the visitors, answer the phones and relay 



messages to the Battalion phone messenger. He in turn informs 
the Mate of the Deck who routs out the individual concerned. 





The Mate of the Deck . . . the man that makes us happy three 
times a day with the letter from home. The only over-worked man 



in the Battalion, the AMCBO slaves through piles of orders, chits 
and forms . . . only to file them in the Sub-Commander's basket. 



FIFTH BATTALION STAFF. R. N. Smith, Battalion Commander; K. B. Webster, Sub Com- 
mander; R. M. Fluss, C.P.O.; J. L. Everngam, Adjutant; W. H. Harris, Officer Supply 



FIFTH BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. E. F. McLaughlin, Jr., 17th Company; 
A. L. Markel, 18th Company; C. E. Dorris, 19th Company; G. R. Engle, 20th Company. 





SIXTH BATTALION STAFF. R. K. Russell, Commander; R. C. Allen, Sub Commander,- 
T. P. Cheesman, Supply; W. F. Doddy, Adjutant; S. B. Garner, C.P.O. 



SIXTH BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. C. A. Fowler, III, 21st Company; A. 
Mclntyre, 22nd Company; H. L. Jones, 23rd Company; H. S. Crosby, 24th Company. 






WARDROOM PANEL OFFICERS. H. D. Adair, Jr., G. H. Sullivan, Jr., H. S. Holder, W. C. 
Pierson. Right, General Wedemeyer speaking. 



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A strong America makes it our duty as representatives of our 
government to hear every shade of opinion so that we can 
recognize and defend the truth when we see it. We of the 
Wardroom Panel hope that through our informal forum all 
midshipmen have had the voluntary opportunity to strengthen 
their devotion to America through its greatest weapon, freedom 
of opinion. 

This year, authors Bill Mauldin, Cord Meyer, Jr., and David 
L. Cohn, Gen. Albert C. Wedemeyer, columnist Frank Kent, 
F.B.I. Inspector John J. McGuire, and His Excellency Lord 
Inverchapel have opened their opinions to the interrogation of 
our Smoke Hall audiences. A gracious and humbling sense of 
service to this Academy has been shown by these famous guests. 
Without their unpaid kindness the Wardroom Panels would 
have been impossible. Our fullest thanks to our speakers and 
especially to our fellow midshipmen who have supported and 
enjoyed the Wardroom Panels. 



PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE. Bottom row: J. E. Nolan, N. R. Thorn, J. A. Davi, R. Snyder, 
J. M. Cameron. Second row: R. L. Faricy, G. M. Bell, C R. Braley, J. E. Deavenport, H. N. 
Kay, W. H. Keen, R. R. Neely, F. P. Schlosser, D. C Young. Top row: R. S. Potteiger, S. S. 
Fine, D. C Henderson, W. H. French, N. D. Chaitin, J. P. Kint, R. M. Boh, R. K. Ripley, 
F. R. Fahland, T. F. Blake, J. K. Noble, K. D. Moll, T. Petersen, A. J. Atkins, C. T. Howard. 



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Charged with the responsibility of "putting out the word" 
members of the Public Relations Committee did just that dur- 
ing the past year. Men of the "Press detail" worked closely 
with newspapers, radio, and newsreels in their efforts to keep 
the American people informed on the "inner workings and 
hidden mechanisms" taking place behind the walls. 

Commencing with the summer cruise, during which they 
edited and disseminated news releases and photographs to 
papers throughout the country, the men belonging to PubRel- 
Com have been assigned every type of Public Relations duty 
ranging from spotting at football games to directing half-hour 
radio programs. 

During Army Week, members of the committee presented 
five radio shows that were aired during the early morning hours. 
Later in the year, the committee wrote, directed, and produced 
a series of weekly radio programs presented on Station \\ ASL 
each Wednesday. The program featured all phases of Academy 
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In retrospect June, Nineteen Forty eight . . . four years . . . 
forty eight months . . . First Class . . . second class . . . young- 
ster . . . plebe . . . Plebe remember ... it wasn't so long ago 
. . . Mother do you remember . . . 1944 . . . Excitement . . . 
confusion ... I was scared . . . proud . . . lonely . . . unsure . . . 
would it be the same now . . . was it 
no . . . maybe . . . Remember . . . think 
. "is happy to inform you" . . . PASSED 
the letter had come . . . "Did you ever 
Train tickets and packed suitcases . . . 
kisses . . . handshakes . . . "Bye Sis" . . . "but Janey it's only 
for four years" ... Be good . . . take care . . . good bye . . . 
Whooooo . . . Clickety clack . . . Or was it packed sea bags 
. . . transfers . . . Good bye Bainbndge . . . Hello Reina . . . 



Was it that bad . 
worth it . . . Yes . 
back . . . way back 
. . . "Hey Mom" . 
hear that Dad" . 



ribbons . . . dress blues . . . mech to middy . . . "three years in 
the Pacific" . . . Trains roared over alluvial plains ... A bus 
churned up the dusty road . . . "Thanks for the lift, mister" . . . 
the same plot . . . different scenes . . . different characters . . . 
but then . . . Annapolis . . . the streams blend . . . and move on 
in the same river bed . . . twisting . . . winding . . . rushing . . . 
then crawling . . . straggling . . . down Maryland Avenue and 
through the GATE to . . . 

Fill out this form . . . Age . . . color . . . Catholic . . . Jew 
. . . Protestant . . . Parents dead or alive . . . Iowa . . . Indiana 
. . . Coal miner . . . executive . . . childhood diseases . . . Strip 
down . . . chest 36 . . . Did you ever . . . Jump up and down . . . 
one two . . . three . . . click . . . click ...D...M...E... 
L...O...P... Don't take these glasses off . . . Carvel Hall 
. . . visiting team dormitory . . . One day . . . two days . . . 



Western Union . . . Passed 
THE SHIP . . . Right hand 
... I do! 

Size 32 . . . tooth brush 
. . . socks and stencils . . . 



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love Joe . . 
sunlight . 

slide rule 
. ink . 



DON'T GIVE UP 
. stripes . . . silence 

. . sheets . . . shoes 
. grimy fingers . . . 



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blotches . . . spots . . . smudges . . . stains and streaks . . . "Sir, 
does this fit . . . it's kinda baggy" . . . pell-mell . . . helter- 
skelter . . . harum scarum . . . upsidedown . . . Lonely . . . but 
so is Joe . . . Joe was your wife . . . your friend . . . your buddy 
. . . For both of you it was . . . sea stories . . . amazement . . . 
skepticism . . . you both wrote Dear Mom . . . Was his pillow 
wet with loneliness ... He laughed . . . griped ... He was 
dejected . . . inspired . . . confident . . . afraid . . . But both of 
you were proud . . . very proud. 

Then . . . hulelp . . . two . . . three . . . foahh 
left foot first . . . next phase ... By the right . 

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phase three . . . but, sir!" . . . Ringgg . . 
clop . . . click . . . clap . . . slip . . . slap 

heat . . . dust . . . heat . . . tired . . 

yapping . . . "Change that locker . 
down the drain . 



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see this 
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. Scrub . . . shine . . . polish . . . spit and polish . . . clean 
spotless . . . immaculate . . . "Not bad . . . good work" . . . 

you're in . . . you're one of them . . . Nimitz . . . Mitscher . . . 

and you, John Doe . . . Midshipman, USN. 



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To provide an organization of such a nature as to allow mid- 
shipmen to pursue their hobbies, and to provide for them the 
equipment and space necessary for the pursuit of their hobbies 
is the aim of the Hobby Clubs. Besides granting midshipmen 
the use of workshops and equipment, the clubs offer a means for 
the exchange and discussion of ideas pertaining to their hob- 
bies and a clearing house for the exchange of the items of their 
collections. 

The Model Club offers a midshipman the opportunity to 
develop whatever creative ability he may have. It maintains a 




MODEL CLUB. Seafed: H. B. Meyer, J. A. Wamsley, T. B. Wilson, J. H. Conable, V. P. 
Klemm, W. S. Hanks, F. H. Welsh. Standing: W. H. Lawton, S. Buckstaff, C M. Rigsbee, 
H. C. Goelzer, G. H. B. Shaffer, D. B. Levisee, F. G. Hiehle, W. P. Kelly, T. J. Stolle. 

The dream of every young man, a completely equipped work 
shop. Here in the Model Club shop planes, trains, ships and joe 
are produced with precision. 



workshop in the second wing basement of Bancroft Hall which 
is excellently equipped with hand and power tools. The only 
restriction on the use of any of these is that a man must be 
checked out by the Officer Representative of the Club before 
he may operate the power tools. Besides the workshop, the 
Club has been developing a model railroad room. However, 
this activity is hoping to branch out on its own. 

Probably one of the best equipped activities at the Academy 
is the Radio Club whose workshop on the fourth deck of the 
fourth wing of Bancroft Hall is crowded with transmitters, 



STAMP CLUB. F. J. Blodgett, M. N. Allen, J. G. Landers, R. G. Greenwood, J. K. Noble. 



Richard Beatty, Radio Club president, and Donald Mclver are 
aligning a transmitter in preparation to putting it into service. 





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E. H. Ross and S. M. Williams trying each other's patience in a duel 
of wits. This is a familiar occurrence in the afternoon. 

CHESS CLUB. Seated: R. M. Tatum, P. G. LeGros, secretary and treasurer; E. H. Ross, Jr., 
president; Lt. Col. Roise, USMC, Officer Representative; S. M. Williams, vice-president; 
R. S. Moore, T. Gill. Standing: G. A. Barunas, J. J. Kane,W. N. Smoot, W. W. Rothman, J. 
Miller, G. A. Bivenour, J. Wamsley, C. Buzzel, W. J. Kraus. 



receivers, frequency meters, and other articles pertaining to 
radio. The pride and joy of the Club is their station W3ADO. 
With this, the members carry on correspondence with other 
"ham" operators throughout the country. 

The Chess Club is a group of midshipmen whose power of 
concentration is their hobby. They meet formally once a week, 
but a pair of the members can be found at almost any afternoon 
in a duel of patience. Besides providing varied opposition for 
the Chess enthusiasts within the Brigade, members of the Club 
have travelled from the Academy to do battle with whomever 
they can find to accept the challenge to a formal meet. 

The Stamp Club, the only organized collector group at the 
Academy, is a chapter of the Society of Philatelic Americans, 



a nationwide group of stamp collectors. The Club offers a 
center for the distribution of information concerning stamp col- 
lections rather than a place to work with stamps. The Club 
has been successful in the procurement of rare stamps for club 
members. 

The presidents of all the clubs are elected by the club mem- 
bers from among the first class in the clubs. The presidents are 
Richard L. Beatty of the Radio Club, Jack H. Conable of the 
Model Club, Ernest H. Ross, Jr., of the Chess Club, and E C. 
Castle of the Stamp Club. Each of the clubs has an Officer 
Representative who coordinates the club's activities with the 
Executive Department. 



RADIO CLUB. Bottom row: F. J. Nardi, R. A. Brown, O. A. Wall, D. A. Mclver, Lcdr. J. M. 
Miller, R. L. Beatty, W. N. Smoot, W. H. Somerville, J. R. Lowdenslager. Second row 
G. W Dyer, M. A. Zettey, C. R. White, V. H. Schaeffer, B. S. Granum, D. M. Ridderhoff, 
W. B. Stewart, T. W. Gillen, W. J. Dickerson, R. M. Still, A. J. Morency. tost row: J. D. 
Venable, F. A. Austin, J. S. Frerichs, C. M. Rigsbee, R. M. Lee, N. S. Young, W. M. Truesdell, 
E. A. Kimball, Jr., A. R. Ruggieri, E. N. Ostroff, J. W. Ingram. 




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BRIGADE ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE. Bottom row: W. S. Parr, O. C. Paciulli, Comdr. J. E. 
Pace, USN; M. L. Norton, R. E. Goldman, A. C. Boughton, J. H. Scott. Top row: A. S. Bowen, 
M. A. Patten, H. C. Arnold, F. W. Ward, R. P. Oliver, N. M. Tonkin, J. W. Maher, III, J. 
Maclnnis, C. O. Wakeman, R. M. Roberts. 



If you want something painted Blue and Gold, then the 
Brigade Activities Committee is the one for the job. Their 
specialities vary from Army mules to jeeps and chariots. Even 
Tecumseh feels their brush when he dons his war paint. 

The scope of the committee's activities does not end with a 
versatile paint brush, it begins there. From their "Drop dead, 
Red" introduction to the fourth class during the plebe summer 
songfests, until the joyous No More Rivers ceremony June 
Week, they are charged with the duty of Brigade entertainment 
in numerous pep rallies, smokers, and broadcasts. The nature 
of their work makes every task a "happy hour" and any of them 
will tell you two things about it, "It is great work," and, 
"Beat Army!" 



RECEPTION COMMITTEE. Bottom row: E. F. Stacy, T. Wood, III, R. M. Fluss, Major Geibler, 
H. B. Lipschutz, T. A. Ross, O. C Paciulli. Top row.- C G. Kretschmer, J. A. Allen, V. M. 
Duronio, C. R. Vail, J. R. Wallace, E. F. Shine, D. D. Johnson, E. P. Schuman, J. F. Klingensmith, 
T. R. King. 



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Every week end of the academic year finds the visiting ath- 
letic teams descending on Bancroft Hall anxious to wrest a 
victory from the Blue and Gold. To make them comfortable 
before their meets — and to console them afterwards is the job 
of the Reception Committee. Headed by six first class, who 
have served with the Committee since plebe year, and ably 
backed by the second class chairman, the group manages to keep 
everyone happy no matter how heavy the schedule. And in the 
spring it becomes quite loaded, but with the help of the Navy 
chow and pleasing smiles the hardworking committee members 
smooth over any difficulties and usually succeed in making a 
visiting athlete's stay at the Naval Academy a memorable one. 




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RIFLE TEAM. Bottom row: D. O. Campbell, F. A. Green, B. R. Weymouth, J. E. Niesse. 
Second row: R. E. Smith, W. R. Broughton, D. A. Ellis, J. E. Edmundson, R. E. Engle, D H. 
Corson. Standing: Coach Johnny Branzell, J. H. Demyttenaere, W. J. Sawtelle, T. W. 
Robinson, R. R. Monroe, E. R. Short, G. B. Stone, M. Kelley, Lt. Col. M. Adelman. 




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On the indoor range, Johnny Branzell an ordnance landmark 
for thirty-three years, has produced teams that have been con- 
sistently outstanding in a sport that should be Army's pet. 
Twenty-seven years of coaching experience helped him to mold 
the material received into teams that worried more about 
Maryland, a civilian institution, than they did about the so- 
called experts from the Hudson. Twice captain of the team. 
Dewey Ellis was the most consistent high scorer on the squad 
that was seldom noticed. They were noticed this year because 
they won the National Intercollegiate Rifle Championship. 



Captain Dewey Ellis firing a few practice rounds in the prone 
position. Larry Dorsey demonstrates the most difficult position for 
high scoring. Dennis O'Keefe is shown in the sifting position. 

Seated: D. H. Corson, manager, Lt. Col. M. Adelman, USMC officer 
representative. Standing: Johnny Branzell, coach, D. A. Ellis, 
captain. 






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Bottom row: R. W. Kennedy, E. A. Rawsthorne, D. B. Hatmaker, captain; Major B. W. 
Giebler, Lt. Cdr. J. W. McCoy, Mr. W. D. Pennington, D. P. Helmer, M. E. Phares. Top row: 
B. M. Shepard, A. K. Cameron, A. L. Stapp, W. W. Greer, D. C. Long, J. D. Butler, W. W. 
McCreedy, W. B. Thompson, H. T. Evans, W. T. Marin, R. D. Whittier, F. A. Rentz, R. C. 
East. 



The only reigning undisputed National Intercollegiate 
Champions, the Pistol Team went through this year's campaign 
with a perfect record. The pistoleers, consistently firing scores 
above 1360, were never approached in their tight collegiate 
matches. All of the ten men Capt. Doug Hatmaker led to the 
firing line for a match were capable of firing a score approaching 
280. Of these Hatmaker, "Mac" Phares, Ralph Whittier and 
"Hub" Evans crossed that barrier into the hallowed circle. 
From the offerings of these men and teammates came the scores 
which compiled total scores such as 1379, 1383, 1388 and the 
range record of 1401, fired in the last match of the year. 

Naturally the sweetest fruits of victory came from the fifty- 
point victory over the Gray legs from the Hudson. 




Captain Douglas Hatmaker squeezes one off. His consistent firing 
was a big factor in Navy victories for four years. 

In the stalls: M. E. Phares, D. B. Hatmaker, captain; E. A. Rawsthorne, D. P. Helmer. 

E. F. Duncan, manager; Major B. W. Giebler, USMC; D. B. Hatmaker, captain; Lt. Cdr. 
J. W. McCoy. 





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B. W. Bodager, treasurer; R. M. Tatum, president; Lt. Cdr. Vaughan, 
officer representative; B. W. Bevis, vice-president; E. I. McQuiston, 
secretary. These officers of the Trident Society guided its destiny 
through the season 1947-48. 



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TRIDENT CALENDAR. Seated: B. W. Bevis, W. Wegner, L. R. Howard. Standing.- F. S. Glen- 
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REEF POINTS. Boffom row.- R. S. Lee, Jr., B. L. Daley, L. W. Mulbry, Lt. J. N. Cummings, 
T. A. Ross, R. M. Tatum, R. L. Ghormley, Jr. Top row.- J. H. Spiller, Jr., G. J. Klett, J. A. 
Bacon, Jr., F. F. Gorschboth, K. J. Schlagheck, W. D. Shaughnessy, R. M. Ghormley, 
T. S. Burns. 



The literary and cultural organizations of the Academy com- 
pose the Trident Society, which has as its purpose the furthering 
of the literary and artistic activity of the Brigade. The Society, 
through such mediums as the Trident magazine, the Trident 
Calendar and Reef Points, encourage creative writing, art, and 
publication work by midshipmen of all classes. The Art Club, 
the Photographic Club, Christmas Card Committee, and the 
Quarterdeck Society are also part of the Trident Society and 
all work together to raise the level of culture within the 
Brigade. 

The very important job of coordinating the tasks of the 
various organizations falls to the officers of the Trident Society. 
These officers are members of one or more of the subordinate 
organizations and must be familiar with the problems of all the 
various societies. 

Lee M. Marsh was elected President of the Trident Society, 
and came to this position with a general knowledge of all the 
activities as well as a thorough knowledge of the Photographic 
Club, where he was also President. The Vice-President, Ben 
Bevis, was well-prepared to help guide the Society from his po- 
sition of Editor of the Trident magazine. E. I. McQuiston, Jr., 
was elected Secretary and J. E. Magee, Treasurer. 

The resignation from the Academy of Lee M. Marsh, and the 
resignation from the position of Treasurer of J. E. Magee led to 



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CHRISTMAS CARD COMMITTEE. Seated: C. E. Hathaway, J. W. McCord, E. F. Stacy, 
H. S. Holder, D. G. Buchanan, L. Dorsey. Standing: S. L. Kunin, A. R. Schofleld, H. S. Crosby, 
G. H. Sullivan. 




ART_CLUB. B. Glass, T. I. Kolstad, S. K. Moore, B. W. Bevis, D. H. Kahn. 




a new election. The new President was Robert Tatum and the 
new Treasurer was Bill Bodager . As a staff member of Reef Points, 
Trident magazine, and a member of the Quarterdeck Society, 
Tatum was able to step into the position as President. 

This proved to be one of the busiest years in the history of the 
Society. The Society sponsored poster, oratory, and writing 
contests. We compiled a song book, we sent a delegation to 
the Cultural Meeting at Vassar, gave financial aid to debate 
squads, and worked on plans for numerous other activities 
designed to arouse the interest of the Brigade in literary and 
cultural activities. Their job was made immeasurably easier by 
the help of the Trident Officer Rep. Lt. Comdr. Vaughan who 
did all possible for the Society; as well as the officer representa' 
tive of the various societies. 

The Trident Calendar is one of the best known of the publica- 
tions of the Naval Academy. Each Christmas hundreds of homes 
look forward to a New Year with the Trident Calendar helping 
to keep appointments for families and friends all over the 
United States. 

A vital addition to any desk top, the Trident Calendar serves 
as a memo pad and a constant source of humor. This year's 
Editor, William Wegner, was able to present the Brigade with 
a well-rounded mixture of cartoons, photographs, and impor- 
tant dates. In this task he was aided by Ben Bevis who gave 
freely of his valuable editorial experience. The problem of keep- 
ing track of the sales fell to Lee Howard who managed the 
finances. The art work was handled by Frank Glendenning and 
once again the never-ageing stories of life at Bancroft were por- 
trayed by the able pens of such artists as Hawe, Struyk, Glass, 
Serrille, and others. 

The bible of the plebe is a little book known as Reef Points. 
Within its covers is a wealth of knowledge on Navy customs, 
traditions, rules and regulations, as well as professional in- 
formation on all parts of the Navy. 

This year's Reef Points was edited by Terry Ross who spent 
many an anxious hour trying to include all the necessary infor- 
mation needed by the new members of the fourth class as well 
as trying to fit it all into the few hundred pages allowed him. 
In this task he was helped by Bob Ghormley, Brad Daley, 
Robert Lee, Robert Tatum, Len Mulbry, and numerous others. 

The financial problems were many and often it seemed 
impossible to get out a 50-cent book, when the costs were a 
dollar, but in the long run, the problems were all ironed out, 
and one of the finest Reef Points was ready to greet the members 
of the Class of '52. 

The holiday greetings from the Brigade of Midshipmen are 
provided by the Christmas Card Committee. Each year prior 
to Christmas this group designs and views hundreds of cards 
and picks the one most appropriate for the Brigade to send their 
families and friends. This year the President, Scott Holder, 



PHOTO CLUB. Bottom row: O. C. Rath, W. H. Merrill, E. I. McQuiston, D. H. Kahn, C. M. 
Howe. Top row: H. R. Flory, G. W. Hamilton, A. C. Friedman, W. B. Stewart, M. A. Zettel, 
L. E. Branch. 



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BRIGADE LIBRARY COMMITTEE. G. T. Balzer, Second Regimental Chairman; R. A. Cochran, 
Brigade Chairman; E. C. Castle, First Regimental Chairman. 



aided by his Secretary, Ed Stacy, picked a beautiful card show- 
ing the Academy Chapel. They were aided in their choice by 
first and second class members of all battalions, who also ac- 
complished the big job of distributing the cards. 

The Art Club members, are by all rights, members of all the 
societies. Whenever a cartoon, sign, painting, or what have 
you is needed, they see that it is provided. Major among their 
accomplishments is the art work for the Trident magazine, the 
Tndent Calendar, the Log, Reef Points, and the Lucky Bag. S. K. 
Moore was the President this year and with the aid of Ben 
Bevis, the Vice-President, and those masters of wit and artistry 
Richard Struyk, Frank Glendenning, John Vinsel and Russ 
Hawe, all saw to it that the Brigade was never without art and 
humor combined. 

The Photographic Club is another club which serves the 
interests of all. Their darkrooms are always filled with mid- 
shipmen preparing pictures for the Trident magazine, the Cal- 
endar, Reef Points, the Leg, or battalion bulletin boards. Lee 
Marsh held the reins of this society prior to his resignation. 
Following his departure, the Vice-President, E. I. McQuiston 



of the C lass oi '49 tool over and soon the prints were again 
rolling out to .ill publications 

I lie Kegiineiii.il House I ibrar;. is the answer to the bus) 
midshipmen who cannoi always find time to lease Bancroft Hall 

and go to the Main l.ibrar. for fiction or tor information 

Within each of the two Regimental Librarie 

selected books With the aid of the stafl of the I laval 

Academy Library, new books are picked each year and placed 
in the Regimental Librar) shelves Heading the large sta" 
watch St anders, Richard Cochran saw to it that both libr.i 
were operating smoothly. The first regiment had Ernest Castle 
as its Vice-Chairman while the second regiment had Ge< 
Balzer. 

Always an organization to make itself heard, the Quarter- 
deck Society is one of the oldest component parts of the I ndent 
Society. This year Robert Neely, aided by Robert Rip'i 
to it that the midshipmen were able to get enough of debating, 
extemp. speaking, oratory, radio work, and after-dinner speak- 
ing. Once a week the group met for a large meeting, while 
during the week numerous debates between midshipmen were 
held, while on the week ends debates with other colleges v. ere 
held. As usual the Annual Oratory Contest was the highlight 
of the year. 

Looking back over the season the Trident Society has much 
to be proud of. Its best known organ, the Tri&cnl magazine- 
has continued its upswing of quality and popularity Its 
Christmas card was the best and at a price so as to please a 
middy's pocket. The Trident Calendar was distinctive as was 
the society's participation in inter-collegiate activities and con- 
ferences. The Trident Society is a living proof that the mid- 
shipman, hence the Naval officer, can hold his own in cultural 
as well as professional and athletic fields. Its activities were 
climaxed by a showing of midshipman creative ability in an art 
and photo exhibit June Week. 



QUARTERDECK SOCIETY. Bottom row: W. P. Vosseler, J. L. English, W. G. Read, R. K. 
Ripley, R. R. Neely, D. L. Lister, J. Sax, E. S. Iverson, T. P. Riegert. Top row- M. H. Silverman, 

D. E. Tripp, W. M. Foley, C. W. Middleton, G. D. Moore, D. L. Spraul, N. D. Chaitin, 
R. Glickman, J. K. Noble, R. J. Keevers, C. I. Greenwood, P. A. Smith, H. M. Estes, 

E. N. Ostroff, W. L. Buckingham. 



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Don Morris was Managing Editor this year, and some 20 articles 
found their way from Sarinda, the Typewriter, to the pages of the 
TRIDENT. (Don't let those two fingers fool you, he occasionally 
uses a thumb.) 




Beneath that friendly grin can be discerned one Lynn Loeffler, 
Feature Editor and author. Move two feet to the right, remove the 
scowl, and you will find one Bob Ripley, Literary Editor, and quite 
a poet in his own right. 

Parallel pencils are respectively wielded by, Chuck Reid and Bill 
Bacchus. Chuck was Assistant Feature Editor, and wrote articles 
on the side. Bill was Makeup Editor, and the credit for the TRI- 
DENT'S superb appearance is due largely to him. 



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B. W. Bevis rose to Edinch via the Art Department. (Which may 
account for the dreamy expression.) The five stripes tell most of 
the story; all we have to add is that the TRIDENT has rarely been 
able to profit from such able leadership or careful organization 
before. 



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The staff of 1 948-B has guided the Trident through a success- 
ful and unusual year. Each of the year's four issues was organ- 
ized along dissimilar lines as regards subject matter, and the 
results were interesting in the extreme. 

Last year's June Week issue, the first issue produced by the 
B-boys, was devoted to a resume of Academy progress and prob- 
lems, seen from the midshipmen's (or mole's-eye) view. 
Indeed, it contained such a gem of an article that Captain 
Ebert pounced on it with shouts of glee, and promptly incor- 
porated it in his "Leadership" course. 

The fall issue was planned under rather unique circumstances, 
midshipmen thought out and wrote a large share of it on cruise. 
One editorial was planned in Pentland Firth, started on a DD's 
typewriter in Copenhagen, completed (S-s-sh-h! Don't tell 
the OD!) on a mid-watch in Guantanamo. Especial care was 



Reading in the usual order, the three gentlemen below are Mr. 
J. P. C. McCarthey, Mr. F. E. Duddy, and Mr. H. H. Lumpkin. As 
"Bull Advisors," they saw to it that grammar, punctuation, spell- 
ing, and phrasing were up to snuff. 





Lt. M. Pond, USN, blue-pencilled our copy, pounced on spelling 
busts, changed TBM's to SB2C's when the writer didn't know what 
he was talking about, and was in general largely responsible for 
the accuracy of our text. As officer representative, he was our 
"preview audience." 



devoted to make-up; even if no one read the articles, they sure 
looked nice in print! 

The winter issue had a single theme — a rather fore-boding 
one entitled "Naval History from the Problematic Point of 
View. " As one editor put it, "We got sick and tired of stews, 
so we nailed this one together." Copper riveted it was, and 
one of the best produced. 

For the spring issue, the editors decided to see what could 
really be done with stews. They let themselves go, and another 
beauty hit the presses. An epic poem about a lady (the author 
says she was) named Zenobia, Picasso, Pastuerization, and 
trains brazenly rose from the pages. 

As with all undergraduate publications, the Trident wends its 
way along with two objectives hand in hand. A "civvie" 
magazine is primarily interested in circulation, and editors and 
staff develop ulcers galore attempting to please the fickle public 
palate. The Trident works for a steady audience; Horace 
Greeley himself couldn't make a ten per cent dent in the cir- 
culation curves. S-o-o-o, the staff has the opportunity to "satisfy 
the creative urge," as well as the opportunity to satisfy the 
Brigade. 




The pixie-like face above belongs to Frank Surtill, Business Mana- 
ger. How we produced a $5,000 magazine on an advertising 
budget of $3,000 is a story only he can tell. 




Frank Glendenning and Ed (Emulsion) Meyers took care of the 
subscribers who couldn't read. Frank's sketches and Ed's photos 
adorned many an interesting page. 



The boys get together for a staff meeting. (Okay, so it's a posed 
shot.) Starting in the center and reading spiralwise, you will find 
. . . B. W. Bevis; D. R. Morris; Loeffler (emerging from the desk 
drawer); L. Seagren; Bulmer; C. E. Reid; B. Bacchus; E. W. Meyers; 
and J. K. Welsh. 




Jim Welsh and Bob Bulmer have successfully guided the TRIDENT 
to its subscribers and advertisers respectively. In addition to circu- 
lation and advertising duties, both have contributed articles to the 
magazine. 




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The Exchange Editor, W. R. Hintz, procured the jokes for which 
the LOG is famous. 

G. M. Bell counted and distributed LOGS to the Brigade every two 
weeks. 





The Sports Editor, A. L. Frahler, turned out those potent sports 
spreads found in every issue of the LOG. 

The Art Editor, S. K. Moore, made many contributions toward 
making the LOG a better mag, the best being his original cover art. 



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Every other Friday afternoon, the Log staff brought us light 
diversion and relief from our academic routine by giving us 
their bi-weekly publication. The first Log ever to be published 
came out in 1914 under the editorship of Henry P. Sampson; 
since then, the Log had oscillated from cycle to cycle, varying 
from year to year in quality, quantity and content. This year 
saw another evolution in what we call "our mag"; editorial 
policy was established to standardize the content, and measures 
were taken to increase the quality and quantity of editorial 
content. Primarily recognized as the Academy's humor maga- 
zine, this year's Log included humor, professional and technical 
articles, fiction, notes from the musical world, sports reporting, 



THE MUSIC STAFF. M. S. Shutty, F. Troescher, Jr., T. R. S. Ikeler. 

THE FEATURES STAFF. Bottom row: J. R. Kint, J. F. Leyerle and H. W. Albers, Features 
Editors; J. R. Walker. Top row: D. R. Osborn, C. F. Rushing, J. M. Cameron. 

Seated. R. D. Claytor, F. P. Schlosser, F. W. Smith, F. G. Baur. Standing. B. S. Granum, 
A. Shartel. 




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Now the secret is out that the title of Salty Sam has served to head 
some cryptic writing of Howard Kay during first class year. Howie 
is gone, but not forgotten. 

The prolific pen of Stan Garner has kept the Brigade in stitches 
through four years of LOG humor. 

guest articles and current happenings at the Naval Academy; 
credit can be given to this hardworking staff for their efforts to 
present an enjoyable magazine, interesting to midshipmen and 
to their families and friends. 

The staff, headed by Ray Gornik as Editor and ably assisted 
by Howie Kay and Stan Garner, accomplished their objective 
in giving us a humor magazine which contained a savory dish 
for every taste. The Art staff under Sumner Moore was out- 
standing throughout the year with their variety of covers and 
cartoons, while John Leyerle and Hugh Albers sparkled the 
publication with their feature articles. Sports, the midship- 
man's second love and one of the heavier assignments to the 
staff, was handled well by Andy "Pop" Frahler. Always a 
concern to any staff, the handling of finances fell to the calculat- 
ing and masterful team of Bill Keen, Greg Bell, George 
Dittmann and Bob Kenyon. 

To meet the deadline and surmount the clipping shears of 
censorship, to publish the biggest Log yet (Vol. 36, No. 18) 
are singular achievements; and, the first class members of the 
staff can depart with the satisfaction of a highly successful year. 




R. I. Gornik, Editor of the LOG. Ray has done a great deal for the 
magazine during his term of office as Editor, by adding that 
Gornik touch to the makeup style. 




Lt. Comdr. Young, Officer Representative for the LOG. Along with 
his job as censor, Mr. Young has shown a continued interest in 
the welfare of the magazine. 



THE PHOTOGRAPHIC STAFF. Bottom row: J. Wassell, W. H. Harris, Photo Editor; C. 
Pearlston. Top row.- T. Eagye, J. Johnson, H. Longino. 




EDITORIAL STAFF. Seated: J. W. Moher, H. F. Tipton, Jr., S. B. Garner, W. N. loar, R. H. 
Roberts. Standing: P. A. Lautermilch, Jr., T. McCreless, R. J. White. 






The Local Advertising Manager, R. E. Kenyon worked with the 
merchants of Annapolis, producing ads and financial security. 

The National Advertising Manager, G. W. Dittman, turned out 
letters and turned in piles of national ads for the magazine. 




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EXCHANGE STAFF. D. H. Kahn and Mac McGrew. 

UNDERCLASS ADVERTISING STAFF (LOG). Seated: R. E. James, H. G. Hiatt, Jr., W. M. 
Coldwell. Standing: W. H. Lawton, K. C. Gedney, O. H. Ware, R. W. Nichols, 





"Uncle Bill" is the guardian angel of the 1948 LOG Staff. His has 
been a trying position, keeping the purse strings closed to the 
whimsies of the less cautious members of the organization. 
When finances are mentioned, it's "Go see Bill Keen." He always 
had the answer. 




ART STAFF. B. Glass, D. Kahn, L. Serrille, H. Whitley. 



CIRCULATION STAFF. W. W. Lasley, Ephraim P. Glassman, J. R. Foster, E. M. Kocher, 
S. S. Fine. 




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Dick Bates, our editor, is a man of singular ability and vision. For 
four years he has worked to produce a new type of LUCKY BAG 
that differs radically and, we think, in an infinitely superior vein, 
from all the past year books, and to him goes the major part of 
the credit for what we have enclosed between these covers. His 
unselfish effort and devotion to his job, coupled with his excellent 
ideas, has made his a constant goal for the rest of us to shoot 
for, and he will always carry with him the gratitude of the staff 
and the class for a job well done. 

Below: Bill Bartow, Editorial Assistant; Bob Huntington, Associate; 
Quentin Wagenfield, Associate Editor. Below at right: Commander 
N. G. Ward, Officer representative. 





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On occasions an editor has a chance to talk about his staff. 
This is one of those occasions. The men on these pages are the 
ones who have made this publication possible. I want to tell 
you about their jobs. 

As Editorial Assistant, Bill Bartow was tops. With his corn 
cob pipe clenched tightly in his teeth, Bill shaved minutes off 
the schedule when time was of an essence. Bob Huntington who 
is responsible for a huge part of the book, namelv, cruise and 
aviation subjects, proved his versatility by switching from sen- 
sational photography to exceptional editorial work. In this 
latter department Quentin Wagenfield knew no peers and his 
work, namely, his dividers and biogs deserve the highest praise 



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Far left: Jim Brunson, Managing Editor. Above; Charlie Mertz, 
Associate; Elf Wainwright, Associate. 




Above: Harold Lipschutz, Circulation Manager. Below: Jim Miller 
and Dick Smith, typists; Ernie Gray, Editorial Assistant, Dick 
Higgins, and Max Hill of the mounting and layout department. 



as does his later work on the Math, Dago, and Seamo Depart- 
ments. 

To the high echelon of command goes our sincere thanks. 
Both Comdr. Monroe Kelly, Jr., and his successor, Comdr. 
N. G. Ward gave us support and cooperation without which 
we would have failed. 

On the shoulders of Jim Brunson was carried the load of 
scheduling copy and captions. Reverses and delays, he met them 
all with a determination and tenacity that carried him through 
successfully. 

Charlie Mertz, another quiet efficient page editor, handled 
P-rades and the Drum and Bugle Corps with one hand while 
his other penned the copy for the Watch Squad. Elf Wain- 
wright writes with a singular style. His treatment of biogra- 
phies, the Wardroom Mess, and the Ring Dance all stand out for 
their pure brilliance. 

Circulation and Harold Lipschutz; a success story in an in- 
finitesimal number of acts. The play was well cast and Monsieur 
Lipschutz was excellent in his portrayal of the successful cir- 
culation manager. 

To Jim Miller and Dick Smith fell the bulk of the typing. . . . 
While his wife was giving birth to the Lucky Bag, Ernie Gray 





Above: Bob Buechler, Circulation assistant; Bob Styer, Associate. 
Above far right: Gene Moss, Business Manager. 




suffered to take up the job of managing the household, to wit, 
answering letters and ordering engravings. . . . My warm thanks 
to him for his altruistic and uncomplaining nature. To Dick 
Higgins and Max Hill fell the jobs of assorting and mounting 
photographs. 

Bob Buechler supported Lippy in the circulation success story 
by handling the second regiment in toto. Bob Styer, with us 
from the start, supplemented his earlier biographical work with 
his fine work in re: the Bull Department and the Library. 

As in any undertaking, money is its lifeblood and it is to Gene 
Moss that we owe our thanks for his continuous transfusions. 
Eugene and his financial wizardry have brought us through 
wonderfully well. 

Working with Gene was George Dittman, who brought 
with him a great number of entre vous into the world of adver- 
tising. His was an unestimatable amount of help. 

We all missed Harry Leigh after his losing but valiant battle 
with Physics, Chemistry and their pitfalls. Harry Hinnant has 
helped us invaluably since joining the staff two years ago. Lynn 
Loeffler deserves a well-done for his work on the Chapel section 
as does Joe Dickson who, besides helping with the captions, did 
wonders with the Musical Club Show section. Chuck Kessing 




Above: George Dittmann, Advertising Manager. Below: The two 
Harry's, Leigh and Hinnant. Lynn Loeffler, Associate; Joe Dickson 
and Chuck Kessing. 







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Far left above: Pete Sherrill, Associate Editor. Above; Buck Struyk 
and Bill Wegner, Artists. 




Above: Ben Dowd, Associate. Below: Alex Todd and George 
Moore, Circulation assistant and Photo Manager's assistant; Bruce 
Meader and Glen Brewer, Photographers. 



who did a fine job on the Hobby Clubs, found out that all was 
not peaches and cream in his field. 

If Erudition was to be personified, its name would be Peter 
Sherrill and aptly named at that. Throughout this book one will 
notice some outstanding phraseology; those literary gems are 
Sherrillisms. Onus yrobanii — it lies in his dividers. Another of 
the creative genius' is Buck Struyk, who, as assistant to Bill 
Wegner, did some remarkably appealing work for this publica- 
tion. Bill Wegner, a truly great artist, fulfilled the capacity of 
art editor to perfection by both editing the art work and by 
supplying much of his own work. 

Fronti nulla fides is appropos of Ben Dowd and his furor scri' 
lendi is evidenced by his contributions of the Hop page, the 
Skinny and Steam Departments and the Three-Day Routine. 

The Sarony Studios depended upon George Moore for sched- 
uling the plebe class' portraits while Alex Todd helped Lippy 
wade through the subscription blanks. To Bruce Meader and 
Glen Brewer goes the Editor's thanks for their great work in 
the darkroom and behind the cameras. 

Bob Neely, head man on the sports assignments, was ably as- 
sisted by Frank Schlosser and John Kint. To Bob, our sincere 
thanks. Fred Jackson did a bang-up job of scheduling the photo 
assignments. It was a frustrating job, but he handled it well. 




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Above: Bob Neely, Sports Editor; Fred Jackson, Photo Manager. 
Far right above: Ed Meyers, Photo Editor. 





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A yearbook is in its essence a large photo album with each 
picture presenting a story . . . Pathos in departed faces . . . 
Comedy in the lighter moments . . . Pride in our progress. 
However, as is the case in painting, it takes a great artist to 
capture each story without distorting it. In Ed Meyers we had 
such an artist and we are proud to present this book which is 
but a background to his magnificent work. Eds contribution 
was not only in the pictures themselves, but it includes his per- 
sonal sacrifices in time, effort, and academic standing. We, the 
Staff and the Class, wish to thank you, Ed, for your great work. 
Also our thanks to Ted Johnson, Bill Dombrowski, Al Pleasants 
and Tom Saltsman who helped Ed in this terrific undertaking. 
It is a job that has known no peers. 

Last but not least are our file clerks and aides, Bob Adler and 
Guy Shaffer who helped the staff no end. 

That is the staff upon which I leaned so heavily, the men 
who have made the publication of this book a pleasant task 
rather than one filled with drudgery. Their patience, willing- 
ness, effort, and genius is represented by every word, picture 
and punctuation mark that lie between these covers. ... Si 
monumcntum rcquiris circumspicc. 




Above: Ted Johnson and Bill Dumbrowski, Photographers. Below: 
Bob Adler and Guy Scheffer, File experts; John Kint and Frank 
Schlosser, Sports Assistants; Al Pleasants and Tom Saltsman, 
Photographers. 







Three times a day the Brigade forms as a unit. Reports are 
made, orders are published and we march off to eat. It is a part 
of our daily social life, it is an essential to health and happiness, 
it is a bull session and it is part of the heart beat of the Academy. 
It is the time when the four classes are brought closest together, 
it is the period of gripes, jokes and even serious conversation at 
times. It is during meals that the plebes learn many of the fine 
points of becoming a finished Naval officer. The Wardroom 
Mess is our dining room, our kitchen and of the memories we 
carry away with us, many of them will be centered about things 
that happened here as we gathered to eat. 

The Wardroom Mess is ours exclusively. Here we are away 
from the ever-critical eye of the public, we are not on parade; 
here we govern ourselves and we are proud of the standards 
that exist. When we are happy, we sing here. When we are 
nursing a battered spirit, after losing an important sport event, 
we bolster each other with heartening remarks of the next time. 
It is here we fret under the drudgery of the long cold winter 
months. Here, as a Brigade, we welcome our visitors and ex- 
tend to them the hospitality of the Naval Academy. The Presi- 
dent, Hildegarde, our fathers, our brothers in grey from the 
Hudson, the Prince of Turkey, yes, even Bill the goat; they have 
all eaten with us. At Christmas time we pile our plates high 
with turkey and cranberry sauce, on Fridays we grin and 
struggle through baked haddock and cherry jello. But the food 
is the first thing we will forget about the Wardroom Mess; it 
is the spirit and habits that have been inscribed on us forever. 

One of the midshipman's first official acts is to eat in the 
Wardroom Mess. That first meal consists mostly of amazement 
and awe. You can't help looking around to see if there isn't an 
airplane or two stored in one of the corners. The unending line 
of uniform tables is nearly unbelievable. And just where does 
all the food come from. But it is only a matter of a few days 
before the newness of the dining room has worn off and after 
that it seems to fit just like an old shoe. Plebe year in the Ward- 



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. . . the symbol of class unity and of loyalty to the service. Following 
a tradition started by the Class of 1869, the class elected memhers to 
the Class Crest and Ring Committee to design and vroduce a crest. 
This committee met and designed several, finally narrowing tlie number 
to three, which were put up to the class for a vote. Many people have 
attempted to read symbolism into the designed crest . . . there is none 
save those two mentioned above. 



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room Mess meant questions, wildmen, hundredth night, room 
races, disappearing chairs, and varsity pie races Wc were 
educated here, for from our little green chairs we could bring 
a square rigger about; we became authorities on sports, rules 
of the road, Mary Haworth, the condition of that imagin.irs 
lady, "the cow"; here we took music lessons and it is the onl) 
place we know where they use bread pans as batons, here we 
learned seniority and discipline Plebe year in the Wardroom 
Mess saw many laughs and an occasional display of temper I 
am sure whoever coined the phrase, "Never a dull moment,' 
must have done so after an especially busy meal as a plebe. 

But all was not frolic and activity for here, each day, we 
united in prayer to meet our God and ask His guidance through 
the day. Here beneath the murals that tell the story of our brave 
brothers we humble ourselves before our great Leader and pray 
that we may be worthy of the task before us. We realize that 
we are not the first to sit at our long tables. We know that 
there are those who have gone before us and that sitting in our 
Wardroom Mess involves the responsibility of upholding the 
traditions they have laid down. 

Though we may eat the finest foods from the finest tables cf 
the world we will never find anything as fine and true as the 
spirit of comradeship that we had in our own Wardroom Mess. 

Once in our Naval career we are allowed to escort a lady into 
our Wardroom Mess. We will all remember it because it is 
one of those unique events that happens only once in a lifetime. 
Many of the girls who go with us to the Ring Dance supper 
later become the Navy wives who have made a traditional 
record of courage and service themselves. It is a night of magic 
and our Wardroom Mess measures up to the occasion and be- 
comes our palace for the evening. It is only a whisp of perfume 
and a fleeting moment of femininity, but it is a binding memory 
that associates our dining room with one of the memorable 
events of our Academy life. For our Ring Dance escorts; for 
ourselves; and for our classmates; the Wardroom Mess is only a 
building; only cement, doors and windows. But if a building 
ever lived; if a structure ever breathed and had a heart beating 
within it; it is this. Each of us carries away a little part of it 
in our heart and a little part of each one of us is left there 
forever. 



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. . . the figurehead of the U.S.S. Delaware, 20, one of our earliest 
men-of-war. The actual figurehead has long been replaced by a bronze 
replica. Tecumseh is the great god of two^oint'five . . . the guardian 
angel of the eternal Wckct . . . and our most consistent rooter for the 
annual Army game. For the resounding 'clunk' of one small penny on 
his befeathered head, and a left-hand salute . . . the old hoy will 
guarantee a passing mark on any exam. 



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The memorable night began when we passed by the binnacle 
containing water from the seven seas, in which our rings, large 
and small, were christened. Then it was a short trip through the 
ring into the best hop of the year. 




M. A. Chiara, B. A. Moore, W. H. Barnes, III, J. M. Davis, R. W. 
O'Reilly, W. C. Graham, Jr. To this committee goes the credit for 
the success of the Ring Dance. They made the plans, supervised 
the decorations, collected the money, and paid the bills. 




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It's a man's world here at the Naval Academy. But once in a 
while we get around to including the women in an activity 
and when we do, there just isn't anything better. Such an event 
is the Ring Dance. It is the time when we officially ally our- 
selves to the spirit and purpose of the Naval Academy and in 
anyone's life it is a big event. Though we may wander far from 
the Navy, we will always be proud of our rings; the symbol of 
a way of life that is unique to our group; should we choose to 
spend our life in our country's service, our rings will symbolize 
the class we built as best we knew how. We share this pride- 
ful moment with the finest girls we know, our Navy drags. 

Yes, it was a beautiful night; every star was out in our honor; 
a light breeze rippled through Smoke Park and drifted between 
the huge stone pillars that gave the Mem Hall balcony the neces- 
sary romantic touch. The music was soft and sweet, the lights 
were low; it was masterpiece of mood. It was the perfect 
setting. 

For many the setting was only the beginning. For many of 
us this moment had been a long time coming. It had meant 
months of waiting, with letters the only road for romance. But 
the night was here and the occasion for our engagement was at 
hand. Thoughts drifted beyond the music and the mood. For- 
ward into the future; to marriages, homes, children, and life 
with the girl who was then dancing with us. Other thoughts 
marched forward to careers studded with faithful service, with 
achievements in a chosen field that would serve our Navy and 
our country; thoughts of ships, the sea and the life of the Naval 
officer. For us it was the beginning of what we had held in our 
minds for years. 

It was an evening full of tradition. Each ring was dutifully 



Memorial Hall was found to be a perfect setting for an evening 
of such far-reaching consequences as was this one. 




christened in the binnacles that flanked the Mem Hall staircase 
The water from the seven seas very appropriately smelled as il 
it had laid under a Singapore pier since the beginning ol i inn- 
Each lady was officially welcomed with a kiss Irom her mid 
shipman as she entered Memorial Hall As the band gently 
played our Alma Mater and our girls placed our rings on our 
fingers, the picture was completed. This moment would follow 
us to our graves. It would remain always the significant night 
of our four years at the Academy. We will return to it over and 
over and recapture the magic that was created for us alone. 

It was a night we hated to have end. But as the music faded 
into an enchanting whisper and as the lights dimmed to noth- 
ing more than a warm glow, we captured the moments magic 
to lock in our hearts forever. It was not the end of the Ring 
Dance, it was the beginning of a lifetime treasure. The glow 
that warmed our youthful spirit this night would return to in- 
still in us the same youthful spirit whenever our thoughts re- 
turned to the memorable night when our Navy drags shared with 
us the greatest moment of devotion and reverence to the service 
which was so much a part of us. 

The credit for this night of nights goes to the hard-working 
Ring Dance Committee. Their many hours of planning resulted 
in a perfect background. The Spanish Patio, executed by 
Building and Grounds, furnished us with the second best place 
to sit one out. Smoke Park was the best with its gay lanterns 
and white covered benches. The highlight of Smoke Park was 
the string orchestra that completed the soft inviting atmosphere. 
The wishing well that overlooked Smoke Park was complete 
with water and bucket. The change that it accumulated during 
the evening at least provided a topic of conversation for those 
whose heads were in the clouds. The crowning event of the 
evening was the weather . . . clear and warm for the first time 
in many a ring dance. This in itself was an omen well worth 
marking ... it was truly a night to remember. 




Under the spell of the wishing well over gayly lit Smoke Park 
troths were plighted and lifetimes planned . . . with the giving 
and the taking of a miniature of the Class Ring. 




Couples sit one out on the wall overlooking the sea-scape that 
highlighted the Spanish patio designed by Ben Dowd. It changed 
Smoke Hall into a spot we will not soon forget. 



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_■ AacDonough Hall is usually a midshipman favorite 
from early in plebe year. It was soon found that drag- 
less plebe week ends could be profitably spent here in 
a friendly basketball game or a refreshing swim. Week- 
day afternoons were spent here too . . . maybe for 
a game of handball or squash on the courts of the 
lower gym, a workout in the wrestling loft, or an enforced 
stint with the posture squad high up in the tower. 

Some of the trips to the gym were not so pleasant . . . 
those P.T. periods beginning with loosening up exercises 
were usually an ordeal . . . they exercised muscles that 
had never been used before. The swimming tests became 
increasingly grueling each year, and after the first class 
test many swore that they would never go in the pool 
again . . . but they did. 

That the Navy has excelled in a large number of sports 



throughout the years can be proved by reference to the 
record boards and trophy cases in the Museum Annex 
just inside the main entrance to the Hall. A knowledge of 
a large number of sports is emphasized by the Depart- 
ment of Physical Training as a requisite for a naval 
officer. To this end the Hall's facilities from the boxing 
ring on the ground floor to the fencing loft on the second 
deck were devoted. 

Just north of MacDonough Hall and situated appropri- 
ately next to the seawall is the home of the Seamanship 
and Navigation Department, Luce Hall. Here through 
corridors adorned with famous quotations from the 
Navy's past leaders, midshipmen receive the necessary 
inspiration in their quest for professional knowledge. 

Navigation theory, rules of the road, tactics and ship 
handling were taken from the classroom to the Y.P.'s tied 
up to the dock, in an effort to put theoretical knowledge 
into practical channels. 

Also situated in Luce Hall is the Department of Foreign 
Languages. Here with the aid of modern training facilities, 
such as recording machines, this department carries on 
an increasingly important function. With more and more 
emphasis being placed on international relations and the 
understanding of other nations, the study of foreign 
languages increases in proportion, for only through this 
study can the motives and goals of these nations be fully 
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Captain Edmund B. Taylor, Director of Athletics, came to the 
Academy from duty as Naval Aide to the Secretary of the Navy. 
His war service includes command of a D.D. in the battle of Cape 
Esperance and the Bougainville campaign, and command of a 
squadron in the Marianas and Philippine Sea actions. 




Seated: H. Ortland, Jr., Ens. B. S. Martin, F. J. Sazama, E. E. Miller, Comdr. R. E. Dornin, 
Capt. E. B. Taylor, Comdr. E. W. Hessel, Capt. M. D. Gilmore, Geo. Sauer, Udr. R. 
Pennington, Jr. Second row: C. W. Phillips, W. P. Bilderback, J. N. Rammacher, V. Bradford, 
R. Swartz, R. Ingalls, E. J. Thomson, Geo. Rassmussan, T. G. Taylor. Top row.- J. Branzell, 
H. M. Webb, A. J. Richards, R. E. Gadsby, K. A. Kitt, J. Fiems, J. N. Wilson, F. L. Foster, 
W. Aamaold, F. H. Warner, A. H. Hendrix. Absent: B. L. Carnevale, H. A. Muller. 



The Mission of the Naval Academy states "... healthy minds 
in healthy bodies are necessities for the fulfillment of the indi- 
vidual missions of the graduates. ..." There are many depart- 
ments at the Academy working toward a healthier state of mind 
and body for the midshipmen but the one that influences most 
men directly is the P. T. Department. Their Physical Torture 
program is inescapable. 

An ingenious set of physical proficiency tests have been de- 
vised and it is necessary for each man to successfully complete 
all phases before he can graduate. Initially he has to pass a 
strength test to show that he has a sufficient amount of brawn. 
Proper coordination is tested by the obstacle course. The old 
adage that sailors can't swim has gone by the board and swim- 
ming is a must. Swimming tests are designed to prove endur- 
ance and ability. A normally active person does not have great 
difficulty passing these various tests since the physical training 
drills give adequate instruction for all phases. 

Physical training drills affect a man for three of his four years 
at the Academy. By the time he has reached first class year, he 
has theoretically gained enough basic instruction to carry on 
without further prompting. It's not so remarkable then that 
most men do continue and follow some sport as a lifetime 
hobby. There is an endless variety of sports handled by the 
department, ranging from setting up exercises and tennis to 
gymnastics and football, from volleyball and boxing to swim- 
ming, wrestling, basketball and golf. No one can forget the 
coaching of Spike Webb, Tommy Taylor, Henry Ortland, and 
Chet Phillips among others. The instructors really know their 
stuff. 

The physical training program makes every man aware of the 
importance of good physical condition and provides a founda- 
tion to last through life. 




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Bottom row- R. M. Tatum, manager; H. W. Egan, F. A. Smith, P. B. Suhr, W. H. Barton, 
J. C. Day, captain; E. F. Stacy, W. L. Bryan, C. A. Peterson. W. S. Kremidaj, Capt. 
G. P. Hunter, USN, Officer Representative. Second row; J. W. Ingram, J. C. Stuart, C. W. 
Hurd, R. J. White, D. L. Jarrell, R. W. Welsh, J. H. Billings, Joseph Fiems, coach; J. S. 
Frerichs, R. R. Colvin, S. F. Powel, III, M. H. Thiele, J. M. Donlon, W. C. Doby, M. E. Lemelman 
W. P. Gorski. Top row: O. M. Fourzan, E. H. Woods, W. R. Kittredge, P. A. Smith, 
T. R. Golec, A. R. Wright, R. M. Stanley, P. W. Utterback, C. A. Brettschneider, A. R. 
Phillips, W. D. Shaughnessy, A. C. Brady, P. A. Phelps, D. L. Soracco, L. M. Serrille, 
W. J. Whitley, manager; R. C. Rowley. 




R. M. Tatum, team manager, Mr. Joseph Fiems, coach, Captain 
G. P. Hunter, USN, officer representative, J. C. Day, team captain. 

Number two man in the always victorious saber event was Bill 
Barton. Ed Stacey earned two letters and was also a consistent 
winner with the saber. Phil Suhr was Navy's number one foil 
expert for two seasons. With the foil extended Bill Doby exhibits 
the proper form at the thrust position. 



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Fencing is one of the oldest sports at the Academy, compe- 
tition having begun back in 1895 when proficient use of the 
sword was considered to be a necessary part of a gentleman's 
education. In the past eleven years, the team has lost only eight 
dual meets out of seventy-one intercollegiate contests under the 
coaching of Mr. Clovis Deladner. The Academy joined mem- 
bers of the team in deep regret when Mr. Deladner passed awa) 
early this year, leaving this record as a tribute to his ability. 

This season the team lost but one intercollegiate meet, and 
that one to the major rival of all Navy teams, West Point. It 
was an upset, and the first victory for the Army since 1941 
The remainder of the meets, embracing both colleges and ama- 
teur squads, were Navy victories with the exception of the 
contest with the highly skilled amateur Saltus Club of New 
York. 

The best squad record was that made by the sabremen com- 
posed of team captain Jim Day, Bill Barton, and Ed Stacy Day 
lost only one match and Barton lost three during the season. 
The foil squad was led by Phil Suhr, Dick Colvin, and Bill 
Egan. Bill Doby was the only N* letterman returning in the 
epee event. 

The epee and sabre squads were defending champions in the 
Eastern Intercollegiate Association also having earned enough 
points in the last tournament to bring the team trophy home 
Both sabre and foil squads were expected to do very well it not 
win the Easterns this season. 





Bottom row: Coach J. N. Rammacher, E. C. Waller, E. I. McQuiston, J. C. Kays, 
K. W. Dunwody, J. P. Rogers, G. L Hoffman, P. P. Billingsley, J. T. Metcalf, R. M. Machell, 
R. I. Gornick, Coach Chet Phillips. Second row. Lieut. W. Blattman, R. S. Moore, W. D. 
Bassett, G. L. Moffett, R. R. Grayson, C. R. White, J. L. Greene, H. W. Jones, M. S. Bentin, 
R. W. Peard, Comdr.J. H. Raymer. Top row: R. E. Dollinger, G. D. Bruce, R. P. Schneider, 
G. E. Irish, H. I. Scribner, C. B. Lindley, G. M. Castellanos, W. H. DeMers. 





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Comdr. J. H. Raymer, officer representative; R. M. Machell, man- 
ager and number three man on the flying rings; J. N. Rammacher, 
assistant coach; George Hoffman, team captain and number one 
man on both rope climb and horizontal bar; C. W. Phillips, 
coach; Lt. W. C. Blattman, USN, candidate for the United States 
Olympic Team. 



Chuck Ransom performs a flank on the side horse. Phil Rogers 
does a sole-circle on the horizontal bar. Ken Dunwody comes over 
the top of the bar in a front giant swing. 



The scene on the upper gym floor on winter afternoons re- 
minded one of a three-ring circus, complete with flying rings to 
match the trapeze. The equipment was crowded with people 
competing for positions on the team in one or more of the six 
events, with coaches Chet Phillips and John Rammacher more 
often than not jumping up on the high bar or running through 
an exercise on the parallel bars or the horse to explain a point 
by demonstration to awed team members. Gym was not so 
much team work ... it was individual competition of a type 
requiring coordination and timing, strength, and the skill de- 
veloped with hours of practice. It took patience to develop the 
sense of balance necessary in a tumbling exercise or a cut and 
catch on the flying rings, or a back flip on the parallel bars. 

George Hoffman was captain of the team for two years. Not 
satisfied with breaking the World's Record time for the rope 
climb, George developed exercises that made him number one 
man on the horizontal bar as well. The team was strong in every 
event except tumbling, winning three of the five meets, and for 
the first time in four years earned those solid gold charms for 
beating West Point. 





John Kays does a one-arm hand stand. Pat Bil I ingsley in a con- 
ventional hand stand on the parallel bars. Captain George Hoff- 
man, Eastern Intercollegiate rope-climbing champ, reaches for the 
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JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL COACHES. Ens. H. R. Duden, Cmdr. W. F. Bringle, Mr. Frank 
Foster, Cmdr. E. W. Hessel, Mr. W. P. Bilderback. 



Bottom row: Coach Foster, S. B. Neander, A. L. Frahler, R. A. Schultz, A. L. Jansen, C. E. 
Dorris, W. G. Ikard, W. V. Moore, L. H. Derby, C. J. Bauman, Coach Bilderback, Coach 
Hessel. Second row: R. B. Blackwell, T. P. Riegert, B. G. Stone, J. F. Trevillyan, T. J. Larson, 
H. D. Train, M. L. Gillam, R. E. Goldman, W. E. Marquart, R. C. Mandeville, R. W. Goodman. 
Third row: T. J. Kilcline, A. M. Sinclair, B. T. Wood, C. E. Bennett, D. C. Sattler, R. D. Harrell, 
J. J. McNally, F. C. Houser. Fourth row: V. H. Schaeffer, S. R. Foley, W. W. Lasley, W. R. 
Wagner, G. C. Mahoney, L. M. Noel, W. J. Budge. Fifth row: M. H. Lasell, G. P. Buck, 
J. G. Stinson, W. H. Hamilton, L L. Collins, N. M. Tonkin. Sixth row: J. T. Coughlin, C. M. C. 
Jones, E. A. Cruise, J. H. Brick, E. P. Knox. Seventh row.- E. E. Purvis, E. W. Achee, Top row: 
G. H. Seeley, manager. 



Beginning with spring football practice and the workouts 
on the carrier flight deck during summer cruise, the fact that the 
junior-varsity football squad was a vital link in the Naval 
Academy's pigskin program was proven again and again. The 
"J'V's" were included in the month's training routine at Whid- 
bey Island, Washington, prior to the opening of the season. 

Each week during the fall the junior-varsity gndders were 
called on for practice scrimmages against the varsity players. 
Often they executed the plays used by the coming varsity op- 
ponents as reported by the junior-varsity coaches doubling as 
scouts. Coaches Frank Foster, Commanders Hessel and Bringle, 
and Ensign Dick Duden all served in such a dual capacitv 

Despite the inroads on their own practice time, the |-\ s 
fashioned an excellent team which lost onlv one contest in a 
rugged seven-game schedule. The quarterbacks were even said 
to make good use of the plays of varsity opponents in the Friday 
afternoon battles, since the squad had been rehearsing them 
during the week. 



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Above. Backstroker de luxe Tom Lechner awaits the start of his race. 

Above left. Bill Kanakanui was captain of the team and a 
member of the team holding the pool record for the 400 yard relay. 

These three swimmers are distance men: Bill Rockey, Chuck 
Sellars, and Dave Ridderhoff. Their endurance represents the 
product of the long hours of conditioning necessary for the 
grueling distance races. 

The four hundred yard free style relay team composed of Harvey 
Hague, George Cummings, Val Schaeffer and Jim McEnearney, 
are admiring the pool records. The fifty yard length makes the 
Natatorium one of the largest collegiate pools in the East. 

Once on the three meter board divers Henry Hoppe and Joe 
Morrison perform with exacting skill and grace. 



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Bottom row- Mr. Ray Swartz, coach; Lt. Cmdr. C. F. Leigh, H. R. Edwards, Jr., W. D. 
Chandler, L. W. Smith, B. M. Downes, J. A. Fletcher, C. E. Hathaway, R. B. Wisherd, 
H. T. Settle, E. N. Smith, Mr. Karl Kitt, assistant coach. Middle row. R. A. Cochran, manager; 
H. H. Drake, L. W. Dillman, A. G. B. Grosvenor, K. W. Schiweck, J. S. Bier, J. L. D. Cox, 
C. DiBenedetto, C. M. Kinney, Jr., Bill Fallon, trainer. Top row: W. S. Clark, T. R. Mahoney 
H. M. Bading, R. T. Fox. 

of the team title which they had held for four straight years. 
A lot depended on winning this meet for it would indicate 
Navy's chances in the Easterns at the end of the season. 

The Gettysburg match opened the schedule and proved to be 
one of the toughest meets of the season, with no falls scored by 
either team. A win over Pennsylvania finished up the unde- 
feated season. 

John Fletcher retained his 145-pound title and was voted 
the most outstanding wrestler at the Easterns. Wayne Smith, 
last year's 136 class champion, remained undefeated in col- 
legiate competition though an error in the scoring declared his 
opponent the winner in their semi-finals match. Newbold 
Smith earned a title with a decisive win over O'Shaughnessy 
to give the team third place honors in the competition. 



Long legs gave Bob Wisherd some advantage in the 175 class, 
skill made up the rest. 

Bill Chandler had a tough time staying down to 128 pounds all 
season. Chuck Hathaway usually wrestled in the 155-pound 
division. Henry Settle tried out at 175 for four years. 



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SQUAD. J. H. H. Carrington, T. M. Gill, J. K. Walker, J. A. Bacon, K. L. Butler, L. F. Vogt, 
G. T. Balzer. 



A newcomer to the list of intercollegiate sports, squash had 
a fairly slow start. The excellent courts in the lower gym had 
attracted many men, who found the sport an excellent form of 
exercise when the tennis nets had been taken down for the 
winter. Shortly after their construction the courts were utilized 
in the intramural program on a battalion level. A group of en- 
terprising men who had become interested in the sport con- 
ceived the idea of using some of the developed talent to form a 
team to compete with the many athletic clubs and associations 
in the area. There was the usual difficulty in getting things 
started and the kinks ironed out of the idea, but finally, last 
year, the team was formed by competition among the interested 
people, and played a series of matches. This year the planning 
was more objective. Art Hendnx, the Academy tennis coach, 
took over the coaching duties and the team became an official 
sport at the Academy. Squash will probably become more 
prominent in future years in view of the fact that it is an excel- 
lent sport in which to indulge in later years. 



Jim Carrington demonstrates a low backhand shot in a corner of 
the court. George Balzer keeps his eye on the ball as he gets set 
for a return. Joe Walker and Ken Butler pose in one of the lower 
gym courts. 

Tom Gill takes a forehanded swing at the ball while John Bacon 
stands clear, ready to play the rebound. 




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DINGHY TEAM. Front row: A. E. Waller, Jr., W. S. Taylor, R. M. Smith, Jr. Second row: 
N. A. Armstrong, III, S. E. Foscato, Jr., J. E. Baltar, D. G. Cluett, captain; H. Conover, Jr., 
L. F. Estes, C. T. Brown, Jr. Third row. F. G. Horan, S. R. Krause, J. B. Foster, C. G. Davis, 
R. L. Hartwell, Jr., C. G. Robertson, Jr., M. E. Leslie, E. Venning, Jr., G. G. Lane, J. L. Furrh, Jr. 
Top row: G. W. Sumner, Jr., J. C. Henning, III, W. R. Cauder, W. G. Davis, J. K. Noble, Jr. 

With the starting line at the dinghy float left behind, Whittier Davis 
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Diligent practice early and late paid off in five consecutive 
Middle-Atlantic sailing championships The year 1947 ushered 
in the first Army-Navy sailing meet, and, of course, the first N 
stars for the dinghy men. The teams of Cluett and Davis, Bal- 
tar and Turrh, Conover and Sumner, and Estes and Smith were 
among those who conquered the cruising cadets in that first 
meet. The new Tempests gave more speed for the first real 
national championship meet at Navy, held this year 



Rounding the first buoy Jim Furrh and Jack Baltar watch their 
opponents' progress with interest. George Sumner keeps a weather 
eye on the jib as he and Harvey Conover come "wing and wing" 
down the last leg. 








Practical drills as youngsters on board YP's . . . we got our first 
taste of things to come "out in the Fleet." With flag hoist drills 
underway, we maneuvered in company with other YP's, over 
every wave on the Severn. In the same drill, our navigator, S. K. 
Moore learns the fundamentals of navigation by plotting our 
undulating movements. This practical side of our navigation 
course gives us an early comprehension of the duties and prob- 
lems we will someday face when navigating one of our Navy's 
proud ships on the seven seas. As a check on the navigator's dead 
reckoning, Dave Hartshorn takes a "fix" on an important land- 
mark to determine our exact position. 




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Our acquaintance with the Seamanship and Navigation 
Department began just after our three-day routine and con- 
tinued until that final Nav P-work of first class year. During 
those first days of plebe summer we double-timed to the cutter 
shed to master the art of propelling cutters by oar. Salty chiefs 
introduced us to a strange language . . . we learned what was 
meant by shipping the plug, passing a stopper, and the disgrace 
attached to catching a crab. Graduating to knockabouts and 
sailing whaleboats we again had to learn a new language . . . 
this time there was the luff and the clew to be properly at- 
tached, and reef points to worry about when the breeze stiffened. 

Later plebe year we were again mustering for seamo drill on 
the America Dock. Splintered docks and mashed-in bows were 
the price we payed for not mastering the eternal puzzle of which 
way the stern would go when we backed down, or fouling up 
the bell signals. 

When ice and cold weather blocked our ship handling drills 
we were cloistered in Luce Hall and exposed to rules of the 
road movies. We saw the complete series, then saw them 
through again before spring allowed us to resume our outdoor 
navigation attempts. This time we were introduced to a larger 
type vessel with infinitely greater dock-splintering possibilities 
—the YP. On other occasions we sailed down the Chesapeake 
armed with rangefinders, sextants, and three-arm protractors 
trying vainly to keep an accurate running track of our craft's 
position. 

At the beginning of second class year we started our long 
treks to the fourth deck of Luce Hall for our weekly Nav P- 
works. The inevitable list of corrections over the loudspeaker 
before the exam . . . the word "seats" . . . the ensuing mad 
scramble to see who could put the first line on their paper . .. 
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the loudspeaker overlooked before ... a mad erasing oi lines . . . 
thus was the pattern of those Saturday morning sessions that 
became all too familiar. We piloted our mythical ship over the 
charts provided . . . met with the frustration of fixing our po- 
sition on some sandy beach . . . and later with the added con- 
fusion of star sights felt lucky if we could even get a reasonable fix. 

With first class cruise under our belts and the practical ex- 
perience of taking actual star sights with sextants, we returned 
to the Nav P-works with increased confidence . . . only to be 
further confounded by red and blue magnetism, aerial naviga- 
tion, the Mark III plotting board, and HO. 218. 

In the meantime the seamanship courses were creating a new 
source of frustration. We learned the hard way that the Sea- 
manship Department meant it when they advised us to know 
the General Prudential Rule verbatim. 

The drills of first class year furnished amusement and prac- 
tical experience. The penny arcade type of fun had nothing on 
us as we led our make-believe destroyer on a submarine chase 
relying only on simulated sonar bearings and doppler. 

By the time we finished studying Naval Law it seemed im- 
possible that any situation could arise in the field of Seamanship 
and Navigation that had not been thoroughly covered. On the 
threshold of our careers as Naval officers we hoped that we had 
learned our lessons well. 



DEPARTMENT OF S & N. Bottom row: Comdr. C. S. Walsh, Comdr. R. C. Latham, Comdr. 
T. M. Fleck, Capt. B. N. Ritterhouse, Jr., Capt. R. F. Stout, Comdr. B. P. Field, Jr., Comdr. 
T. P. Lowndes, Comdr. D. Nash, Comdr. R. E. Freeman. Second row: Ch. Bosn. J. G. Gilyard, 
Comdr. A. M. Ershler, Comdr. J. B. Denton, Comdr. F. W. Ingling, Comdr. D. L. Johnson, 
Comdr. P. H. Bjarnason, Comdr. E. A. Beito, Comdr. F. D. Michael, Comdr. A. B. Harmon, 
Comdr. K. I. C. Keepers, Comdr. T. D. Cunningham. Third row: Ens. H. Ortland, III, Lt. Cdr. 
J. F. Trawick, Lt. Cdr. J. F. Lawson, Ens. H. L. Mize, Lt. Cdr. G. P. Stokes, Lt. Cdr. C. D. 
McCall, Comdr. W. O. Spears, Jr., Comdr. S. S. Mann, Jr., Comdr. F. G. Dierman, Lieut. 
R. O. Mink, Lt. Cdr. R. C. Porter, Jr. Fourth row.- Lt. Cdr. G. L. Kemp, Lieut. W. C. Blattmann, 
Ens. E. G. Hanson, Lt. Cdr. V. A. Sherman, Ens. F. G. Bouwman, Lt. Cdr. J. J. A. Michel, 
Lt. Cdr. R. Hartford, Lieut. A. L. Julian, Ens. M. K. Morris, Lt. (jg) F. J. Byzet, Lieut. R. J. 
Clare, Jr., Lt. (jg) G. W. Mitchell. 




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Captain Richard F. Stout, Head of the Department of Seamanship 
and Navigation, was serving as Chief of Staff of the Pacific Train- 
ing Command when called to the Academy. War duty included 
the command of two destroyers, a division, and a squadron, 
and operation in the Guadalcanal and New Guinea areas. 

A Y.P. drill with R. T. Goodwin as Steersman is an interesting 
experience for R. B. Moore on the E.O. telegraph and observer 
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The naval officer, according to John Paul Jones, "should not 
only be able to express himself clearly and with force in his own 
language both in tongue and pen, but he should also be versed 
in French and Spanish." But times have changed — besides the 
two languages recommended by Jones, the Department of 
Foreign Languages believes that three more are also useful 
to a naval officer — German, Portuguese, and Russian. 

The first — and incidentally the last — choice we were al' 

Officers of the Foreign Language Clubs: J. E. Draim, French Club; 
H. Gurman, Russian Club; J. Montalvo, president of the combined 
clubs; A. L. Loeffler, German Club; H. B. Barkley, Treasurer of the 
combined clubs. 




Capt. W. G. Cooper, pictured above, was head of the Department 
of Foreign Languages until relieved early in 1948 by Capt. R. N. 
Norgaard. 

Midshipman Ed Meyers and Commander Adams greet French 
Ambassador M. Bonnet, upon his visit to the Naval Academy. 



lowed in selecting our academic routine was in the matter of 
foreign languages. After making the decision we found ourselves 
learning a new alphabet, teaching our tongue new acrobatics, 
and saying things we had never planned to say under the 
expert guidance of a prof with a sense of humor. 

Before long we had learned how to say "Beat Army" in our 
adopted tongue and found the correct position for the verbs 
and nouns in a sentence. Soon we were presenting dialogues 
and even dramas which somehow always ended up in a riot of 
laughter no matter how solemn the theme. 

Gaining facility in speaking, we were introduced to practical 
situations which might confront any Naval officer. We bought 
oil from a foreign tanker, introduced a pilot to our wheelhouse, 
and welcomed the health inspector aboard. 

The Foreign Languages Club furnished us an opportunity to 
further master our language. Here we saw movies which intro- 




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FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT. Front row- Assoc. Prof. A. R. Hefler, Professor A. 
Cabrillo-Vazquez, Senior Professor N. H. Winchell, Captain W. G. Cooper, USN, (Head 
of Department); Captain R. N. Norgaard, USN, (Executive Officer); Professor G. E. 
Starnes, Assoc. Prof. W. H. Sewell, Assoc. Prof. R. F. Muller. Second row.- Comdr. J. C. 
Eliot, Asst. Prof. O. Ferndndez, Asst. Prof. W. X. Walsh, Assoc. Prof. H. W. Drexel, Asst. 
Prof. P. M. Beadle, Assoc. Prof. C. P. Lemieux, Asst. Prof. W. H. Berry, Asst. Prof. J. D. 
Yarbro, Comdr. H. A. Lamar, Asst. Prof. W. H. Buffum. Third row: Asst. Prof. C. R. Michaud, 
Instructor G. J. Riccio, Instructor J. E. Griffiths, Instructor E. H. Taliaferro, Asst. Prof. C. A. 
Pritchard, Asst. Prof. E. T. Heise, Lieut. Comdr. H. D. Davison, USN, Instructor H. R. Keller, Jr., 
Instructor J. P. d'Elia. Back row.- Asst. Prof. J. H. Elsdon, Lieut. Comdr. H. B. Seim, USN, 
Instructor K. P. Roderbourg, Instructor K. E. Lappin, Instructor E. J. Satterthwaite, Asst. Prof. 
W. W. Sewell, Commander W. J. Giles, Jr., USN. 

duced to us the customs and idioms of the country . . . heard 
our voices on a recorder speaking a strange language . . . and 
sang with great gusto that nation's equivalent of "Sweet 
Adeline." 



The Royal Danish Navy Frigate, Holger Danske, on its summer 
cruise paid us a visit. Two Danish Midshipmen escort B. C. Taylor 
and E. N. Wells on a tour of their ship. 

"Enchante, monsieur!" Midshipmen R. H. Meenan, C. E. Hatha- 
way, and W. E. Johnston learn how to introduce one another in 
French. Practical instruction in foreign languages is stressed with 
a foresight to dealings with foreign naval officers. 




Midshipmen John W. McCord, Kenneth Mills, R.N., and Charles 
Hathaway enjoy dinner aboard the H.M.S. Sheffield upon the 
visit of the British midshipmen to the Naval Academy. 




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pproaching the Academy from the seaward side, the first noticeable 
object is the station ship, Reina Mercedes. This well-preserved reminder of the 
Spanish American War serves as the administrative center of the station, 
flies the flag of the Superintendent, Admiral Holloway. 

From the Reina extending shoreward is Reina Dock, the starting point of our 
cruises and the place to catch a ferry to the north shore. Proceeding down the 
dock we pass the foremast of the historic battleship Maine, and by saluting 
batteries that fire a round each night at 2200 in commemoration of the sinking 
of this ship at that fateful hour. 

Along Santee Road to our left is Santee Basin, where the sleek-lined star boats 
are moored. To landward is Farragut Field, perhaps the most versatile of all 
the fields in the yard. Here in the "Damn the Torpedoes" attitude of its namesake 
are found the hard fought battles of company, baft,, J. V., and varsity teams. 
Early plebe year we knew Farragut Field and also cursed it . . . for here in 
the midst of choking dust we learned the fundamentals of infantry drill. In the 
Fall, however, we forgot our aversion to it as we played batt. football on what 
little turf was left, or watched the lacrosse team subdue their opponents. 

Skirting the field is the ill-famed commando course whose fiendish obstacles 
frustrated even the strongest. There was no easy way ... no escaping 
getting sand in your shoes, rolling through a mud puddle, or scraping your 
shins on the rope climb ... it was just a matter of determination and guts. 





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Bottom row: M. N. Allen, C. P. Coulter, E. A. Cruise, J. H. L. Chambers, R. A. Schultz, A. L. 
Markel, O. A. Wall, A. A. Schaufelberger, E. W. Page, C. R. Smith, R. H. Seth. Second row: 
Dinty Moore (coach), J. B. Pleasants, P. Vladessa, E. C. Waller, P. F. Stephenson, R. C. 
Agnew, R. E. Sivinski, W. F. Brown, G. A. P. Haynes, W. Valencia, H. H. Hoppe, Mr. J. H. 
Donohue (coach). Third row: Lt. Comdr. R. R. Carter, W. C. Cobb, L. R. Bendell, N. Vytlacil, 
W. T. Rassieur, W. T. Emery, R. C. Needham, C. L. Stiles, S. G. Cooper, J. B. Brown, Ens. 
Swede Hanson. 7op row: C. S. Hooper, R. E. Melhorn, R. B. Plank, H. L. Hussman, J. B. 
Howard, J. J. McNally, W. E. Hoff, G. W. Dyer. 



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Smiling team captain Art Markel, rugged defense Ail-American, 
scattered opposing attack men when they got near the Navy goal. 



Farragut Field was not only the practice ground for the 
variety of football teams and the location of many of the intra- 
mural sports, but also was the proving ground for the Navy 
contribution to the lacrosse league. Lacrosse was popular in 
Maryland; grammar school kids played the game almost as soon 
as they started to school, and this made it a tough league with 
teams like Johns Hopkins and Maryland, typical examples of 
competition. The Academy team produced its share of All- 
Americans and took its share of championships, however, and 
the sport stayed popular with Academy fans. 

Lacrosse was rough, fast and grueling, but the players dressed 
with that in mind. Helmets with wire frames in front protected 
the head and face, sponge rubber pads covered shoulders and 
arms, and huge padded gloves prevented mashed fingers and 
wrists. The best protection was speed and nimbleness, but 
padding helped. It was not a rare sight to see a stick crash into 
a helmet or glance off a glove or shoulder. A game looked like 



Nick Vytlacil made a strong bid for a starting berth as defenseman. 
Al Schaufelberger landed on the first string midfield. C. R. Smith 
was one of the many experienced attack men. Bob Tobin was 
fast, a veteran attack man. 








a legal riot, but was far from being that disorderly. It took a 
combination of speed and nimbleness for stick-dodging. It 
required skill in handling the stick and holding or passing the 
ball while charging down the field, or to scoup up a dead ball 
while running at full speed or catch it in the net. It took prac- 
tice and precision to toss the ball through a tight defense of 
sticks and bodies, past the sharp eyes of a goalie with a basket 
to help him stop the shot, and into the goal for a score while 
dodging the swinging sticks of the other team. 

This year's team boasted one of the best goalies in the busi- 
ness in Dick Seth. His stops of opponent's shots saved many a 
game, when the defense, composed of team captain Art Markel, 
Bob Carson, and Dutch Schultz gave opposing attack men a 
chance to shoot. The midfield and attack developed rapidly 
from last year's lettermen around stars Lee Chambers, Chuck 
Coulter, and Pete Fullenwider, with Milt Allen and others in 
reserve, and as usual Coach Dinney Moore fielded a respectable 
team. 



Lee Chambers made the Ail-American team, was leading goal- 
maker on the team. Bob Carroll was a much used substitute at 
attack. A ground pick-up is demonstrated by Ed Waller, a mid- 
fielder. Pete Fullinwider was hampered by injuries. 




Ens. Swede Hanson; Mr. J. H. Donahue, assistant coach; Lt. Comdr. 
R. R. Carter, assistant coach; Mr. W. H. Moore, coach; H. K. 
Gates, manager; A. L. Markel, team captain. 



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A Maryland defense man tries unsuccessfully to block a goal 
attempt by Lee Chambers. It's up to the goalie now. 



An attack man par excellence, Charlie Coulter was fast and 
deceptive. 




A view of the action around the Army goal in last year's game. 
Army's defense has been drawn away. 




Midfielder Ed Page played as much as the starters did. Bob 
Sivinski won his letter as an attack man during his first season. 
Charles Hooper played attack on last year's plebe team. 



Letterman Bob Needham played defense behind Market and 
Carson. 




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Milton Allen was fast and shifty at midfield, deceptive when 
charging downfield evading would-be protectors, a good passer. 



There was a lot of momentum in big Jim Carrington's charges. 
Army's inside defense was caught off balance as Navy goes thro'. 





Charging Bob Carson gave the opposition plenty to worry about 
when they crossed the midfield stripe to tangle with Navy. 



Goalie Dick Seth ruined a perfect shot by a disappointed Johns 
Hopkins man. He was an expert at stopping such tries. 



Dutch Schultz was known for breaking up an attack by a clever 
steal or interception and lugging the ball to safety. 



The Navy defense was plenty tight but goalie Seth keeps his eye 
on the ball. This one was way over the top. 




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Those gloves were big and soft-looking, but a strong arm could 
shove them hard enough to hurt a tender nose. 




It wasn't at all uncommon to call for help in getting out of the 
pool after a relay or a sprint. 

Plenty tired already but this is only the beginning of a long hard 
race up hills and through the woods. 



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n t r a m u r a l 



Not all of us could win an N, even in a single sport, but the 
thirst for healthy competition (and the Sports Program ) routed 
us out in large numbers. The afternoons were often short, but 
nothing stopped at dusk . . . they just turned on the lights. 
When one gets down to it, there were large numbers of those 
sportsmen, though perhaps not the best of athletes, but who 
nevertheless found intramural sports a more satisfactory answer 
to the problem of urging the clock than the inactivity and stag- 
nation of the radiator squad. There was even a better variety 
than the varsity could boast, and the development of personal 
spirit, as evidenced by the pride in a bathrobe covered with 
numerals, was only one of the benefits, which also included a 
healthier body and mind. The sports program was designed 
for just those accomplishments ... a building of the competi- 
tive spirit and a basis for forming good habits for increased 
efficiency through a healthy body and mind for the benefit of 
those of us who were too little or too slow or too unskilled to 
compete on varsity squads. 

There were sports for every season, both indoors and out. 
There were days during those long cold winters when many 
wished they had been more sensible and had chosen a sport 
designed for indoors . . . cold hands and noses hurt a lot more 
than warm ones when subjected to spirited intramural action. 
And as the season progressed the atmosphere of Holland Field, 
scene of the football battles, changed from choking, dust- 
saturated air to one of wet, clinging mud. However, neither 
was able to alter the spirit or reduce the savageness of these 
contests. There were no trainers or helpers with clean jerseys 
. . . only the plebes too small to play, bringing out water to 
wash away the mud from parched lips. Such succor, however, 
was reserved for games . . . those coaches were merciless. 

There were more dignified sports, too, such as golf, the 
gentleman's game. Remembered are the lost balls, the hungry 
creek, and those infernal sand traps, always at the edge of the 
smooth surface of the green. Here was a game of control and 
skill, but one that satisfied the need for exercise and fresh air, 



It doesn't look hard but after two minutes it felt like there was 
cotton in your mouth and lead in your veins. 




and furnished the thrill <>l .1 match that was often decided at 
the very end of the contest 

Carrying their boat over their heads, eight men, followed 
by a boy coxswain, would leave the Dorsey Creek boathouse, 
and setting the boat in the water, would prepare for a grueling 
race without benefit of a training diet or a professional coach 
It was a sport for men who became better men. 

But perhaps that can be said of other sports as well. To 
name a few: boxing, wrestling, lacrosse, and heldball, a sub- 
stitute for the hazardous pushball, all contests involving brawn 
and speed, and containing a large dose of the contact theme, 
that old personal touch where it was man against man. There 
were sports for real muscle building and for coordination, such 
as gym, by no means the least of the sources of that springy 
step and full chest of the athletically-minded. For speed and 
quickness of eye, there were squash, tennis, fencing, and even 
ping-pong for those lacking brawn. 

To facilitate the movement indoors in the winter, we had 
swimming and water-polo for the long-winded, basketball for 
the shifty, and bowling. In the balmy days of spring we moved 
out into the fresh air again for softball and track. Some sports 
go unmentioned but not forgotten. Most of us were not famous 
athletes outside our companies or battalions, but we were not 
lacking in the competitive spirit or the benefits of fresh air and 
health. We are indebted to the intramural program for those 
things that we shall feel in later years when the aggressive 
spirit remains to remind us of spare-time activities. 

The training derived from the sports program goes beyond 
muscle, coordination and skill. One of the first duties a gradu- 
ate may look forward to is that of athletic officer, or on a larger 
ship, one of his assistants. The ability to train men in athletics j 
manage their teams, keep up their morale and will to win, and 
to lead them in deep knee bends and arms circle forward at 
quarters, is one which the junior officer will use constantly. 
To many of us the intramural sports program afforded the prov- 
ing ground for those skills demonstrated to us at early plebe 
physical training drills and outlined in the seldom studied 
Physical Training Manual. To the man that was interested in 
learning to lead small groups of men, the sports program was 
invaluable, and to it the Navy to no mean extent, owes its high 
physical and moral stamina. 



Hospital Point was a big arena — soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, 
softball and fleldball players bruised its turf all year. 




Away for one of those rare touchdowns — teams were too closely 
matched and fought too hard to permit high scoring. 




When it was too dusty to run they threw passes as cooly on the 
way down as when there was plenty of time. 



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The Naval Academy's greatest social asset. To spend Sunday 
afternoon sailing in the bay is the climax to a wonderful week end. 
Many all day trips are planned when time permits . . . Boat 
Club Commodore H. B. Loheed, Officer Representative Lieut. Pond, 
Vice Commodore I. N. Fraser. 



The real test of a sailor's endurance and skill is the overnight race. 
Rest is forgotten when racing in the narrow waters of the Chesa- 
peake during darkness. 




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The days of "Iron men and wooden ships" have long passed, 
but the Naval Academy still retains the spirit and excitement 
of these days in the Boat Club and its activities. This organiza- 
tion is composed of those in the Academy who are most de- 
sirous to continue and to learn the rudiments, the attacks, and 
the defenses of keen sailing competition. Also there are the 
essential, but less active, members of the Boat Club who make 
up the crews, men who enjoy the thrill of a fast race with the 
lee rail awash and the salt spray in their face. 

The Naval Academy Squadron, reputed to be the most out- 



Seated: R. C. Adams, J. S. Crosby, C. T. Brown, H. B. Loheed, I. N. Fraser, O. E. Olsen, 
I. W. James, R. W. Brown. Standing: J. H. Scott, C. M. Smith, R. W. Taylor, Jr., W. R. 
Broughton, S. M. Jenks, W. G. Laylor, Jr., R. Bartmes, W. C. Peterson, W. G. Davis, N. J. 
Hanks, A. L. Pleasants, III, H. B. Lipshultz, H. W. Smith. 




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standing of its type, is composed of 12 yawls, 5 class "A" 
yachts, and one 9-meter racing boat. With this large squadron 
of racing boats and its unlimited supply of trained crews the 
Academy dominates the sailing organization in the Chesapeake 
Bay area. Besides participating in all invitation races in this 
area the Boat Club plans and holds numerous races for mter- 
club and open competition. The climax of each year's sailing 
is the international Newport-Bermuda or the Newport-An- 
napolis races in which the Boat Club always enters the High- 
land Light and the Vamarie; both with excellent records. 
The "Light" holds the Newport-Bermuda record and the 
"Vam" is a constant threat to a close finish. 

The Boat Club provides many hours of nautical pleasure for 
its members. Every afternoon, wind permitting and classes 
over you will find the boats leaving their moorings and heading 
out into the Roads in anticipation of a few hours of salt-soaked 
thrills. 

The benefits to be derived from the facilities of the Boat Club 
goes far beyond the pleasure of a dragging week-end trip, the 
thrill of a race won and the social and physiological benefits of 
a suntan. The rudiments of command and elementary seaman- 
ship are in constant use during every sailing trip. The judg- 
ment exhibited by the Boat Club skippers is a tribute to the 
training and worth of the organization. Sailing in one of the 
nations busiest merchant sea lanes gives the yawl handler the 
finest practical work possible in the intricacies of the inland 
rules of the road. 




White sails on the horizon. The Naval Academy crews are 
matched against each other and against all other entries for the 
honors awarded the winner of a hard fought race ... A moment 
of relaxation on board the Freedom. Soon all hands will be 
engaged in bringing the schooner about for the next tack. Only 
when alls well is there time to breathe easily aboard a sail boat 
. . . The Freedom glides along under a light breeze. The Chesa- 
peake is noted for its erratic winds, some days calm, other times 
rough. The calm days are welcomed for dragging trips but for 
sailing there is excitement in a strong wind. 



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afternoon race . . . Clearing the decks for action. 



Front Row. G. A. Bottom, B. P. Murphy, W. D. Smith, G. R. Engel, W. L. Jensen, J. E. Niesse 
Second Row: R. T. Kelly, H. R. Flory, J. E. Edmundson, Comdr. Harris, coach, W. J. Aston, 
J. A. Morris, C. A. T. Mendes. Third Row: T. I. Noble, F. D. Leder, R. E. Vander Naillen, Jr., 
J. C. Huenerberg, R. H. McGlohn, R. F. Smith, A. G. B. Grosvenor, J. A. Stubstad, W. H. 
Wolftange, manager. Bock Row: N. R. Thorn, D. H. Jarvis, W. M. Drake, P. B. Hugo, 
R. P. Gould, H. F. Sweitzer, H. R. Thurber, K. F. Dorenkamp, K. W. Pfieffer, E. J. Otth, Jr. 



The fleet underway: the boats jockey for position during a practice 
race in a light breeze. 



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Organized this year to represent the Naval Academy in the 
international star class of sailing, the starboat team has entered 
intercollegiate competition as well as Chesapeake Bay races. 
In the fall racing series of the Annapolis Yacht Club the Navy 
team swept the field taking the first six places. At sailing prac- 
tice every afternoon in the fall and spring, team members learn 
to handle their fast tricky sailing craft skillfully in all kinds of 
weather, developing tactics, and becoming familiar with fine 
points in racing rules. Unique among Academy teams the star 
boat sailors do all the work of keeping their eight boats caulked, 
painted, and tuned up. In the winter the boats are hauled out 
at North Severn where the team can care for them and put them 
in trim for the first spring breeze. The past season has been 
thoroughly successful due mostly to the hard work of all the 
team members. With most of the sailors left from this year's 
group the Star Boat team should go on to bigger and better 
achievements. 




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Sailing . . . marching . . . dragging . . . studying . . . drilling, 
days and days of it . . . all pointing toward our goal ... a com- 
mission in the Navy. Each year we take a few months to put 
all this theory into practice. The object of the midshipman 
cruise is to consolidate our gains . . . our theoretical gains 
throughout the year . . . into a backlog of practical experience. 
For it all counts. What good is learning the theory of leader- 
ship unless you have a chance to practice it under actual pro- 
fessional conditions? What good is a comprehensive knowledge 
of the customs and traditions of the Navy unless you have a 
chance to see them function? The midshipman's practice squad- 
ron gives us the answers to many of our questions. 

Four times we looked out of our windows overlooking 
Chesapeake Bay to behold an array of Naval might. The first 
time was just a look . . . without the actual packing, sweating, 
straining, toward that trip down the bay to the sea. Plebe sum- 
mer it was the old New York that took '46 on its last, and '47 
on its first midshipman cruise. And it was the old New York 
that brought them back ... a salty bunch of upperclassmen, 
with more questions about the main battery, the secondary bat- 
tery, the number of rifles in the Marine armory and the number 
of rivets in the hull ... of the old New York. Youngster sum- 
mer it was a squadron of cruisers that took us, sweating and 
straining to the Antilles and back. Then we were salty upper- 
classmen, with the same set of questions for a new plebe class. 
Second class year it was our own private little yacht . . . and 
then the last one for us with a real task group . . . and a cruise 
that went somewhere. Each cruise meant many of the same 
gruesome details as did the last . . . packing the seabag with 
enough gear to keep the Marines for three years . . . leaving 
behind us Bancroft Hall, the dragging trips on the Light, the 
lazy summer evening hops, and the easy summer schedule . . . 
clamping our saltiest cap on our head . . . donning our "Ray- 
Bans" . . . slinging our cameras over our shoulders . . . and 
sweating our way to the sea wall with a ton of luggage on our 
backs. This is the beginning of cruise . . . hundreds of willing 
but inefficient midshipman hands on the lines . . . the panic you 
feel when you remember the collar buttons you left in the cruise 
box . . . and the grim look you give the first bo sun that peers 
over the life line high above you . . . Then cruise has started. 



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Both Midshipmen and crew members gather between the cata- 
pults of the USS Marblehead for Divine Services. 




Admiral Beatty, aboard the flagship USS Savannah, gives us 
our first taste of shipboard inspections. 

"Knock off work," and we keep right on scrubbing paintwork. 
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came back from our first leave as third classmen, and viewed 
the imposing sight of the six grey ships anchored in Annapolis 
Roads; the ships that were to take us on a six weeks cruise 
to the Caribbean and along the Atlantic coast. With feverish 
haste we jammed our cruise gear into our small seabag and, at 
the inhuman hour of 0445, boarded the motor launches that 
were to take us to our floating homes for the next month and 
a half. Most of us gaped and stared as we made ready to get 
underway, but were soon snapped from our lethargy by an 
irate Class of 47, and put to work squaring the compartments 
away. The following day we steamed out of Lynnehaven 
Roads and felt the first long swells of the Atlantic greet us, 
as we turned our bows southward toward the Caribbean. 
The next days were filled with watches, paint scrubbing, 
GQ's, paint scrubbing, frequent lectures, and paint scrub- 
bing. We began to feel that we were not only still plebes, 
but had been demoted to the lowest of the low, and were mere 
slaves to a formidable assortment of Bosuns mates. Our efforts 
were not unrewarded, however, for we found that we were 
soon pulling into Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for liberty. Eagerly 
we poured ashore for our first liberty from a man of war, and 
crowded the PX's, buying out their supplies of Nylons, 
alligator bags, and Chanel No. 5. The slopschute was not 
disregarded and we got our first taste, many of us too much, 
of Cuba's famous Hatuey beer, and reeled back to our various 
ships laden with presents for the loved ones and nothing but 
kind thoughts for Cuba and its delicious beer. Then came 
days of gunnery drills, sunbaths in the tropic sun, and still the 
seemingly endless paint and bright work. As we began to 
tire once more, the squadron split up to make the ports of 
San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, B.W.I. , where we were 

We scan the glistening expanse of the Caribbean for any sign 
of enemy submarines. 




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The formation lazily swings into a turn as we steam for Puerto 
Rico and one of our few Youngster cruise liberties. 



wined, dined, and pampered by those most hospitable Latins. 
We were initiated into the quaint customs of Latin women 
to our sorrow, and were given a great deal of free rum which 
proved to our liking. It was with great regret that we left 
these island paradises, and set out on the last stretch. This 
time we cruised northward, our days filled with gunnery 
exercises, and made our last port of call, New York, where 
all hands enjoyed themselves immensely. We were in between 
New York and Annapolis when the Japanese announced their 
surrender, and in the midst of the rejoicing, we were staggered 
by hearing GQ and "All hands stand by to fire all pyrotech- 
nics." Soon we were back in Annapolis Roads and upon sight- 
ing the chapel dome, became youngsters. It was with relief 
that we watched the bucket man knock loose the pelican hook 
and the anchors plunged into the bay, our third class cruise 
was over. 



In the Bay of Gonaives, Haiti, we are beseiged by a host of half- 
clad natives in bum boats of every size and description. 




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In San Juan, gaiety, hospitality and wine women and song 
soothed nerves jangled by constant piping of sweepers. 

A Curtiss Scout plane is catapulted to tow the sleeve for gunnery 
drill, which meant sore muscles and backs for us. 



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The Class of '48-B was being used as guinea pigs in another 
experiment: two weeks cruise with the amphibious forces, and 
midshipmen, for the first time, were to be indoctrinated into 
the many tactics and newly developed methods used by the 
Navy's junior branch. And what was most revolutionary of 
all, it was to be a combined operation with the second class 
cadets of West Point, a merger never before attempted in the 
histories of the academies. We had long been their opponents 
on the fields of sport, but had never been placed on such close 
terms with them, and needless to say, we looked forward to 
our meeting with mingled feelings of anticipation and trepida- 
tion as to our congeniality. Our fears were soon erased, how- 
ever, as we boarded the APA's Noble and Okaloosa at NOB, 
Norfolk together, and found ourselves almost instantly com- 
patible and were soon fast friends. We were crowded into the 
troop compartments of the transports, and bunked six high, in 
tiers of bunks crammed with rifles, helmets, field packs, and 
seabags. It was in this rather bewildered and crushed condi- 
tion that we watched our squadron get underway and proceed 
up Chesapeake Bay toward Little Creek, Virginia. At the 
Little Creek base we spent several days getting accustomed to 
the strange ways of the amphibious forces, climbing up and 
down cargo nets, and going ashore in the evenings for orienta- 
tion lectures. The midshipmen and cadets were then broken 
up into small groups and sent aboard various types of smaller 
landing craft, ranging from LCI's to LST's. Here we witnessed 
demonstrations as to their uses, along with showings of UDT 
teams in action and various other related exercises. We made 



Loading our gear and ourselves aboard APA's at NOB Norfolk, 
Virginia . . . we found that the greater part of the troops time at 
sea was taken up in gazing at the sea, and the rest of the formation. 
Aboard various small craft we took little pleasure in showing the 
Cadets what Youngster cruise was like . . . and they in turn 
found that amphibious operations meant hours in an LCVP 'daisy 
chain' . . . and miles of Jacobs ladders and cargo nets to climb 
and descend like monkeys. 



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several landings aboard these small craft and were then shipped 
back to the transports for the final demonstrations and the full 
scale landing operations. We steamed up the bay to Bloods- 
worth Island where, as we observed from the larger ships, the 
Marines made a full scale landing, complete with air support. 
After a refreshing week end in Norfolk, we steamed back to 
participate in the final exercise, a landing on the Virginia 
Capes in which we took a major part. Thoroughly tired out 
we bid a grateful farewell to amphibs and were transported 
back to Annapolis via destroyer. 

Jim and Lee bid a fond farewell to the Cadets with whom they 
had lived for two weeks and who had . . . streamed ashore 
from beached LCM's, armed to the teeth . . . spent hours polish- 
ing oily bilges . . . assembled on the boat decks to be briefed 
for their part in the taking of red beach, practically clad in grey 
overalls and full field packs . . . and circled endlessly at the 
line of departure before their mad dash into a beach head held 
by an enemy force of cheering Virginians and reporters. 





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Something new had been added; an aviation department had 
recently been established and an extensive course in aviation 
had been inserted in our curriculum. Because of this we looked 
forward to six weeks on an aircraft carrier as we came off of 
summer leave. The outlook was especially rosy because we 
found that we were to be sent on cruise as a completely separate 
class, while the first and third class went together on the battle- 
ships. Even better, there was to be no watch standing of any 
kind, no contact whatsoever with the engineering spaces, no 
loading drills, and best of all: no turn to. Naturally we were 
overjoyed and looked forward to the summer "with mingled 
thoughts of Ray-Bans and super sacks. Rumors ran rife through 
our ranks before the actual plans for the cruise were officially 
released: we were to live in JO bunk rooms, and to have our 
own wardroom and mess boys. All in all it sounded like an 
absolute pipe dream, and we were quick to believe anything 
we heard. As is to be expected, our great hopes were doomed 
to disappointment, but nevertheless the cruise was easily the 
most enjoyable we ever spent. 

We were split up into two groups, half of us to go to sea on 



Charlie Lane and Jack Conable pass a seabag to the hanger deck 
of the USS Randolph . . . like Floyd Bergeaux, we all had our 
eyes on the 'wild blue yonder' . . . we found the flight deck a 



fine place for formations . . . the details of the smooth operation 
of a fast carrier was the topic during the many hours of lectures 
and drills. The men who had done the job showed us how. 





the U.S.S. Randolph for six weeks while the other half were 
to spend the time over at the Naval Air Facility, engaged in a 
course in aviation indoctrination. On the completion of this 
time, we joined to go through the two weeks of amphibious 
training with the second class of West Point, and then traded 
places on the Randolph and at the Naval Air Facility. We 
embarked in the Randolph along with the first and third class 
who went aboard the battleships Washington and North Caro- 
lina. We all upped anchor together, and with the Washington 
in the van, steamed down the Chesapeake to the Capes, and 
thence northward toward Newport, Rhode Island, which was 
to be our first port of call. 

On the way north we were treated mainly to indoctrination 
lectures and demonstrations without setting foot in an aircraft. 
Our day was divided up into a regular classroom schedule, with 
four periods in the morning and three in the afternoon these 
classes being liberally interspersed with movies and practical 
demonstrations. 

As we reached Providence, the squadron split up, the battle- 
wagons going on into Newport harbor while we stopped off 
at Quonset Naval Air Station, where we were taken on a com- 
prehensive tour of its facilities. Then came five days of leave 
which further endeared us to the Naval Air Arm, and which we 
spent in either Boston, Newport, or Providence. Upon com- 
pletion of this, we again set to sea in company with the Wash- 



The USS Randolph, CV 15, one of the mightiest units of the Fleet, 
churnes along at thirty two knots, while on deck the flight deck 
crew prepares to take aboard her 'chickens' . . . far below, Paul 
Martenson, like the rest of us, checked the schedule to see when 
his next hop would be. 




Take-off . . . the fighters maneuver into position for their short 
run into the wind. The many colored jerseys, the fantastic antics 
of the flight deck officer and the deafening roar of powerful 



engines form a picture we will never forget . . . then off over the 
water, leaving behind a tiny speck of flight deck that had, a 
minute ago, seemed so huge. 




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That ever-useful flight deck . . . served as a Farragut field and a 
sandy beach, with plenty of sun thrown in . . . and a sure place 
to cool off was CIC where we learned the elements of fighter con- 
trol. Bob Ghormley is introduced to the harness of the fly-boy's 
best friend . . . then a few minutes rest, cribbage, or good- 
natured kidding from the pilots in the ready room . . .and we 
were off in the rear seat of a beast to get a first hand look at a 
tight formation. 



A touch of Bancroft in the form a wisk broom applied to Ralph 
Brown by Bill Barnes . . . but that touch was forgotten in a 
glance at the liberty schedule . . . plenty of it with uniform 
optional. 



ington and North Carolina, but this time we headed southward 
toward the Caribbean and our old stamping ground, Guan- 
tanamo Bay. Now we started training in earnest. Besides the 
classes already mentioned, part of our days were spent in actual 
flying from the carrier deck. It is hard to describe the thrill 
one gets from one's first carrier takeoff and landing. Your 
heart is in your mouth as you find yourself suddenly air- 
borne, with the bow of the carrier slipping under you and the 
flight deck dwindling away to a mere postage stamp in the vast 
expanse of ocean. We rode back seat in dive bombers and in 
torpedo planes which participated in long three-hour tactical 
exercises, with the TBM's making torpedo and glide bombing 
runs and the SB2C's peeling off from altitudes of ten or twelve 
thousand feet into steep power dives at the target. Our ears 
suffered from this onslaught, but it was an experience none of 
us will ever forget, whether we go into Naval Aviation on 
graduation or not. In this type of training, the Randolph made 
an excellent record, not having even a minor accident on either 
part of the cruise. 

Soon we reached the tropic clime of the Caribbean Sea, 
where, in the afternoons after classes, the flight deck was cov- 
ered with sunbathers and baseball players, football players and 
interested spectators. It was all very pleasant, and even more 





The thrill of a power dive . . . looking first at the sky . . . then 
a twisting horizon . . . the ocean rushing up at you at three 



hundred knots. Then ashore in Guantanamo for a dive into the 
cool Marine pool. You can't beat that. ..if it's followed by a Hatuey. 



enhanced by our arrival in Guantanamo Bay for a two-day rest. 
Here we split with the battleships who continued on to prac- 
tice gunnery exercises. The first day in Guantanamo we went 
on a beach party where we all got thoroughly sunburned and 
filled with beer and sandwiches. That night the officer's club 
threw a party for us and imported girls from Santiago de Cuba. 
This kind of thing was completely new to us and a wonderful 
time was had by all, even though not a few staggered up at 
reveille the next morning with terrific hangovers and bleary 
eyes. It took us several days to recuperate from this rest period, 
and in the interim we had left Gitmo, and continuing our exer- 
cises, had turned our bow northward toward the best port of 
all, New York city. We were allowed four more days of leave 
in New York, and then, reluctantly taking our leave, we 
steamed out of the narrows and headed toward Norfolk, Vir- 
ginia on the last leg of our cruise. Once there, we rendezvoused 
with the other half of our class and spent two days touring the 
Naval Air Station at Patuxent and the National Advisory Com- 
mittee on Aeronautics facilities at Langley Field, Virginia. 
Here we were shown the latest developments in all types of 
Naval Aviation and were given an intensely interesting preview 
of things to come in the world of Aeronautics. We were then 
transported to NOB Norfolk, having been given a definite 
insight into Naval Aviation, and certainly more than a mere 
consideration of the duty of our choice at graduation. 



We had our first look at the constellations, in a navigational sense 
that is, in the Hayden Planatarium, followed by a New York 
liberty, of course. 




Flying wing-in-pocket . . . his wing in your pocket ... is a 
spectacle you have to see from a TBM to appreciate . . . Mission 
completed, no casualties ... a TBM is silhouetted against a 
tropical sky as she comes in for a landing. 





The mighty New Jersey is silhouetted against a setting sun . . . 
A salty first class supervise a youngster holystoning detail . . . 
Personnel are transferred between ships by operation Windmill 
. . . Mike Robbins supervises loading drill in a 16 inch turret. 




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First class cruise, our first step into the home stretch and the 
last chance we had to prove we could be seamen before we were 
sent to the Fleet. It was with a strong feeling of our new re- 
sponsibilities that we took charge of the underclasses and 
loaded them and ourselves aboard the eight ships that were to 
take us on the first European cruise since before the war. As 
we steamed out of the Virginia Capes and headed for a north 
Atlantic crossing, we felt that for once on cruise, we were 
somebody of importance. We 'were treated as junior division 
officers, and held positions comparable to those undertaken by 
ensigns in the Fleet. We stood OD watches on the bridge, and 
felt with a surge of pride that it was our orders that guided the 



The intricacies of chart makeup and the general chart catalogue 
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Midshipmen enjoy the scenery of Kings Park in Edinburgh, with 
the Walter Scott memorial rising in the background. 



We anchor just outside of the famous Firth of Forth bridge at the 
entrance to the Rosyth Navy Yard. 






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Many of us took advantage of the fascinating tours offered by 
the American Express Company, such as this one to the Tower of 
London. The famous old London Bridge unscarred by the Blitz 
rears its towers into the evening sky. 



The first thing on arriving in Scotland was a tour thru the lofty 
Castle of Edinburgh where we looked out over the whole city. The 
lacy architecture of the Parliament buildings was even more 
enhanced by the scaffolding being used to repair bomb damage. 





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A tropical front builds up as we take our place in column drone 
firing . . . Capt. Higgins of the Wisconsin makes a formal Satur- 
day inspection . . . Our ears were filled with the thud of 40 
millimeters as we went thru days of gunnery practice. 



great battleships on their course; we commanded gun mounts 
and directors; we worked out gunnery problems in CIC, and 
took charge in the engineering spaces; we took charge of third 
class working details, and worked out the administrative de- 
tails of the midshipman divisions. And of course there was the 
navigational detail with its endless sights, HO 214, sextants, 
the nautical almanac. On the crossing, we kept odd hours 
because of the eternal twilight, and it was with a measure of 
relief that we pulled into the Firth of Forth after a rough cross' 
ing, for our first European liberty. 

D I S I I I I I S 

The greyhounds of the ocean, the whippets of the Naval 
Service, these small, sleek, hard hitting vessels of the destroyer 
service were to be our next lesson in seamanship, and there 
could be no better school for we tyros in the art. We were 
to spend one month of the cruise aboard one of the four de- 
stroyers that accompanied our task force — The Cone, Meredith, 
O'Hare, or Stribling, and were destined to learn why 'tin 



The boys gather in the Guantanamo slopschute for another crack 
at Hatuey beer . . . Dick Springe, the anchor man knocks loose 
the pelican hook and our last Midshipman's cruise is over . . . 
Our greatest thrill was when we finally fired the big guns in battle 
practice. 





A DD buries her bow in the mountainous waves of the North 
Atlantic . . . Chow, one of the boasts of the destroyer Navy, is 
tested by the Midshipmen, when they're well enough to eat . . . 
Frequently we fueled from one of the battlewagons, a technique 
perfected by the fast carrier task force under the stress of combat. 



can' sailors were inevitably the saltiest men afloat, and even 
more conclusively, why these little ships were nicknamed 
"Tin Cans." 

Here we were a completely separate class, and therefore 
had little to do with turn to and working parties. Instead 
our activities were directed more along the line of the duties 
performed by junior officers aboard a destroyer at sea. We 
stood JOOD watches on the bridge where we were given 
almost complete responsibility in the running of the ship and 
in station keeping; we manned the CIC under the experienced 
supervision of the enlisted watch; and of course the inevitable 
duty in the engineering spaces was not forgotten. We attended 
lectures and demonstrations of all types of destroyer seaman- 
ship, which were coupled with technical demonstrations of 
fire control, ordnance, and torpedo control. We were defi- 
nitely impressed with the fine meals served the enlisted men 
and the comparative comfort in which these meals were served. 
We enjoyed the privilege, each of us for several days, of eating 
in the wardroom with the officers and of sampling the way the 
upper half lives. 

Our most thrilling duty, was without question, the station 



Liberty again, and the charming sidewalk cafes of Copenhagen 
were given enthusiastic patronage by the Midshipmen . . . The 
ever-present bain of navigation is studied in the navigation work- 
room of a DD . . . Full dress ship was the order of the day in 
Copenhagen on the Fourth of July, almost like a home-town 
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Treacherous currents of Pentland Firth replaced the tremendous 
seas of the North Atlantic to make station keeping a problem . . . 
Liberty in Scotland and a tour through the Lochs was next . . . On 
a wet and foggy day we were towed up the Thames to our moor- 
ing at the Royal War College ... At Hampton Roads we trans- 
fered to submarines ... As the work horse we rescued Airmen 
and dropped depth charges. 



as plane guard for either one of the carriers Randolph or 
Kearsarge. We foamed through the wake of the great carriers, 
ever on the alert for a crashed plane or a dropped sleeve, and 
several times were called upon to perform a rescue of a downed 
pilot. We acted as guard mail carriers, transferers of personnel 
and movies, and most often we were called upon to exercise 
our seamanship in the frequent fueling from the larger ships. 
When in port we were always moored right up to the good 
old terra firma, necessitating a mere step over the gangway, 
and we were on liberty. All was not peaches and cream 
however; our souls, and our stomachs were sadly tried on the 
North Atlantic crossing, and more particularly while in the 
North Sea and the Pentland Firth. Many was the time we 
found ourselves walking on the bulkhead or staring directly 
down into a roaring ocean from the pitching bridge. Many 
of our more queazy members spent days without going below 
to the messing compartment, or to our pitching living quarters 
in the bow. If you were lucky enough to have a strong stomach 
and a good sense of balance, our short stay in the dungaree 
navy was very enjoyable, and if not, well, you probably wanted 
battleship duty anyway. 





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Upon arrival at Norfolk, we were divided into two groups, 
half of us going to ten submarines that had been brought from 
New London for the purpose, and the rest of us being divided 
up among the four destroyers that had accompanied us all during 
cruise. We were to divide our time for the following week 
between these two types of warships for an introduction to 
submarine and anti-submarine warfare. While on the under- 
sea boats, we were treated to some of the most interesting 
demonstrations of our career, and in a manner such as to warm 
the stoutest flyboy's heart toward submarines. We stood 
watches in the conning tower, the torpedo rooms, in the engine 
room and control room. The submarine and all the intricate 
mechanisms contained therein, were thoroughly explained and 
demonstrated to us. The magnificent chow and the comradeship 
of both officers and men impressed us immensely, and made our 
short stay a most pleasant one. Back on the destroyers, we spent 
the rest of the time tracking the subs on the sound gear, making 
practice runs, and dropping depth charges. The demonstration 
of this, a new aspect of warfare to us, proved to be one of the 
most interesting parts of the cruise. 



The first dive, an unforgetable experience . . . seeing a great 
battleship from periscope depth . . . similating a torpedo run 
. . . relaxing in the tiny ward room ... a touch of sun and 
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. Jven before our first cruise to the north shore of the 
Severn the activities over there excited our curiosity . . . 
radio towers capable of receiving messages from all over 
the world . . . planes landing and taking off . . . strange 
noises being emitted from the experiment station . . . 
all intrigued us. The first expedition came early in our 
plebe lives ... to many of us it was our first taste of sea 
duty ... to everyone the beginning of numerous trips to 
the same destination. A journey across the Severn was 
usually anticipated with pleasure. 

Plebe year the problems of small arms fire were 
introduced to us . . . never dull . . . there was always a 
new weapon to try out ... a ribbon to earn. Later that Fall 
we discovered the golf course ... a pleasant diversion 
to occupy those dragless week ends. Youngster year our 
boat rides were even more keenly anticipated . . . we 
were flying. With aviation classes all day and dinner on 
the Block Island during second class summer, the northern 
shores of the Severn were rapidly becoming another home. 

First class year the now familiar whaleboats ferried us 
to the experiment station where the secrets of its noisy 
machinery were revealed to us. When we finally returned 
for the last time we could not help recounting our 
pleasurable moments spent across the river. 




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Viewed from the radar platform of the Block Island, a PBY struts 
her stuff in a jet assisted take-off. The expanse of the apron and 
hangers of the Naval Air Facilitie can best be appreciated from 
this vantage point . . . We were shown the inner workings and 
hidden mechanisms of the latest aircraft engines by the men of a 
mobile training unit ... A flight in the engineers tower of a 
Catalina left many of us just a little baffled, but none the less 
wiser for our experience . . . Flights in the rear cockpit of a 
Yellow Peril were the high points of our interesting course under 
the Aviation Department at the Air Facilitie. It seemed to us that 
the N3N needed little help from us to make its way through the 
air . . . That's the idea, these things fly themselves. If they didn't, how 
do you think so many pilots got through primary? 



Aviation, and aeronautics as a course of study, are not new 
at the Naval Academy. Every class since 1925 has been indoc- 
trinated in aviation, many having gone down to Jacksonville 
after graduation for a month's indoctrination in Naval Aviation, 
but this has since been superseded by a well-rounded course 
that covers every possible phase of Naval Aviation, and even 
includes primary flight training. In 1946, a Department of 
Aviation was founded, and a comprehensive course of instruc- 
tion was designed to give midshipmen a complete coverage of 
Naval Aviation and its related sciences. During fourth class 
and third class summers, midshipmen are taken across the river 
and given flight time in N3N's and PBY's. The course branches 
out after third class year, when the second class are taken on a 
carrier cruise during the summer months. This phase of the 
course includes academic instruction covering internal carrier 
routine, tactical employment of ships and planes, all types of 
aircraft operations, ship and plane handling and electronic de- 
vices. In practice, the carrier is a floating laboratory, but mid- 
shipmen also participate in flights, riding back seat in dive 
bombers and torpedo planes which are launched and recovered 
on carrier deck, and which carry the midshipmen on long tacU' 
cal flights in 'which all types of attacks and scouting missions 
are demonstrated. Also demonstrated, are the maneuvers of 
launching, rendezvous, coordinated attack, and recovery 
methods. 

Upon arriving back at the Academy, during second class 
year, the elementary flight training in N3N's and PBY's is con- 
tinued, and every other week, the second class go over to the 
new aviation building, where, during their first term, they are 
given a course on the Elementary Physics of Flight, and Aviation 





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Engineering, which covers aircraft structures, power plants, 
and accessories. Also included is the study of jet propulsion 
and gas turbines. The second term of second class year is de- 
voted to the study of Aerology and weather. 

The course continues during first class year when midship- 
men continue their flights in the training craft and are given a 
course in the History of Naval Aviation, and the Air War in the 
Pacific. Later they pass on to the aircraft control manual, where 
they are schooled in all types of aircraft control, fighter direc- 
tion, day and night interceptions, the part that CIC plays in 
aircraft operations, and aviation tactics. Related to the Depart- 
ment of Aviation but under the supervision of the Department 
of Seamanship and Navigation, is the extensive course in Air 
Navigation. Midshipmen start off learning types of navigation, 
pilotage, and dead reckoning, both radio and celestial, but soon 
cover wind vector solutions, air speed correction, and use of the 
bubble sextant. A and N quadrants, cones of silence, fan marker 
beacons, and radio beacons are no longer mysteries to us when 
we finish this course. 

During all four years at the Naval Academy, midshipmen 
attend drills and lectures in the Aviation Building, the aircraft 
engine labs, and across the river at the Naval Air Facility where 
many phases of Naval Aviation are explained and studied. Or- 
ganization of the Naval Air Corps in all its phases is more than 



Photo interpretation was one of the many interesting subjects we 
where exposed to in passing . . . recognition, safety preserva- 
tion and rescue, parachute rigging, weather and Naval Air 
Administration and History were others. 



Left to Right, Standing: Lt. Comdr. Hertel, Lt. Comdr. Crommelin, Lt. Comdr. Miller, Lt. 
Comdr. McDowell, Lt. Comdr. House, Lt. Comdr. Burns, Lt. Comdr. Burke, Lt. Comdr. Hayes. 
Left to Right, Seated: Comdr. McCormack, Comdr. Lanham, Comdr. McPherson, Captain 
Pirie, Comdr. Westhofen, Lt. Col. Lanman, Comdr. Smith, Lt. Comdr. Lawrence. 




Captain Robert M. Pirie, USN, Class of '26, Head of the Department 
of Aviation. After two years in Destroyers he was accepted in 
Naval Aviation, where he flew fighters and served in the Flight 
Test Section of the Navy's air arm. At the outbreak of the war he 
was superintendent of training at NAS, Miami, Florida. From 
there he served on the staffs of Admirals Towers and Bogan of 
TF58 fame and later acted as executive officer of the USS Mission 
Bay. His last assignment prior to the Naval Academy was on the 
staff of Fleet Admiral King, in Washington. 




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We arrive, en mass, via motor whaleboat, for a whole day at the 
air facility . . . Complete with Ray-Bans and wings in our hats. 



A mock-up of the electrical system of a PBJH is explained in detail 
by the man who knows . . . the Aviation Electrician. 




A pretty Wave shows Bill Evans how to fly a link trainer ... To 
facilitate take-off and landing schedules we were ferried to sandy 
beach, where our N3N's were lined up waiting for us. 



touched upon. In the field of communications and electronics, 
the students learn enough to evaluate the importance and appli- 
cation of electronically controlled devices in modern Naval 
Aviation. They study the radio installations of all types of 
operational aircraft and practice on complicated training setups. 
Movies and mock ups play an important part in the drills on 
ordnance and gunnery. Techniques and construction of aircraft 
guns of all types are demonstrated, along with information on 
free gunnery, bombsights and bombing, fuses, bombs, rockets, 
torpedoes, depth bombs, and aerial mines. Tours of Naval Air 
Stations and test centers such as Quonset Pt., Rhode Island, 
and the site of the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics 
at Langley Field, Virginia, are also included. 

Tales of combat in all theaters of the war are gladly given by 
the competent group of instructors, who are all Naval Aviators 
with many hours in the air and great experience in the many 
fields of Naval Aviation. The informality and congeniality of 
the Aviation Department's classes, coupled with the interesting 
material presented makes this, our newest department, easily 
the most popular in the Academy. 

This department, however, is in no way trying to train Naval 
Aviators, but rather its function is to demonstrate the potential- 



PBY flights were designed to give us the maximum exposer to the 
intracacies of P-Boat flying in the minimum of time. Tommy 
Wilson is checked out on the cockpit procedure by an expert. 






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Technicolor 'Micky Mouse's' augmented an extensive course in 
aerial navigation and weather . . . courses of interest and worth. 



. . . The highlight of any day was a few hours of 'stick time' . 
and the flight board was the place you met your chauffei 



lties and limitations of shipboard aviation, and to give the 
future officer an insight into Naval Aviation which will aid him 
in his decision as to whether he wishes to take up Naval Avia- 
tion as a career. 

In line with their policy, the members of the Aviation De- 
partment spend much of their time answering questions con- 
cerning aviation as a career, and encouraging those definitely 
suited for flying. They introduced the Naval Aviators pilot 
selection test to the Naval Academy curriculum and from this 
make definite recommendations as to the possiblities an inter- 
ested midshipman has of completing the course once started. 
The final physical examination at the Naval Academy is a com- 
bination flight and submarine physical. Through the efforts of 
the Department it is now possible to tell a midshipman whether 
or not he should apply for aviation even before he graduates. 
This year, through the efforts of the Department of Aviation, 
the bureau has made it possible for midshipmen interested to 
place their requests for flight training before graduation. A 
certain number of the class may expect assignment to flight 
training upon graduation and all those wishing flight training 
and who are physically and mentally qualified, may expect to 
be accepted in the very near future. 



Out into a personnel boat and another trip in a flying box car is 
over. Congeniality, mixed with a liberal smear of know-how was 
the order of the course . . . As enthusiastically taken, and given. 




Tatum gets that 'out there' look in the blister of a P-Boat ... on 
the ground again, Radar Ray checks us out on a simulated radar 
bombing run on Tokyo ... he controlled everything, weather 
included. 






Hours under the hot summer sun or in the sticky Maryland rain — 
we learned the use of the Springfield. 



Dick Wiseman, consistently in the first four on the golf team, 
watches art opponent's ball before stepping up to tee off. 



Our introduction to ordnance, the Marine Corps and the 
rifle range came simultaneously. Hours under the sun, sitting on 
an aching foot, relaxing for a few minutes in the prone position, 
silently cursing the advent of the portable loudspeaker and 
making notes in a little red book about periods met, passed and 
retaken ... all this was in a day's work on the rifle range. . . . 
It did no good to pray for rain . . . this was one function that 
went on regardless of the condition of the track. If you were 
lucky in the breaks, you made expert . . . unless you were ac- 
tually an expert, in which you hoped for the breaks again . . . 
or a friend in the butts. For many of us it was the first intro- 



duction to ordnance. The climax was interesting . . . like a 
Fourth of July show at a home town picnic . . . with all the 
small arms we had ever heard about, and some we hadn't, ex- 
hibited and demonstrated by the competent Marines. The anti- 
climax gave us the last laugh over our hard bitten drillmasters 
. . . when the third rifleman from the left put a perfect 'M' on 
his unmarked target. The trips to the rifle range gave us a look 
at the golf course. At first we looked at the hazards, poles, 
wires, and towers, with a half cynical chuckle . . . those of us 
who took it up as a pastime found that a healthy respect could 
quickly be acquired for these unorthodox, but effective hazards. 












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Coach Bob Williams always had a good team . . . perhaps 
not the top team always because there wasn't time for the neces- 
sary long hours of practice . . . but consistently good enough to 
earn a respected position among the top three teams in the 
Eastern Intercollegiate Championships. Princeton somehow 
managed to hold a jinx over the Navy team, a jinx climaxed by 
a hole-in-one by a Princeton man on the last hole for two points 
that won the match 4-3 in a dual meeting. Plebe year, Navy 
finished second to Army in the Easterns but still held the dis- 
tinction of never having lost to the Kaydets in dual competition, 
with only one tie in the records . . . that year Army won the 
Easterns. It came to be tradition to win the Maryland intercol- 
legiate title, due in part, perhaps, to the fact that the Academy 
course was about the toughest college course in the vicinity. 
Steady, consistent playing by Ed Bnggs and Captain Rex 
Eaton, the left-handed drives of Dennis Sullivan, and the some- 
times expert performances of Dick Wiseman characterized 
the p 48 team. 



Standing: Comdr. Cunningham, Bob Minter, Bill Conway, Bill Thaney, Dennis Sullivan, Si 
Hart, Joe Barrow, Coach Bob Williams. Kneeling: Dick Wiseman, Rex Ealon, Bob Viegel, 
Dean Hansen, Ed Briggs, Clay Hamilton. 




Captain Rex Eaton follows through on another long drive down 
the fairway of number one hole of the tough Navy course. 



Dennis Sullivan, the most consistant all-round player on the team, 
finishes his left-handed swing. 



Veteran Ed Briggs carefully eyes his putt rolling toward the hole 
to put the finishing touches on a practice round. 




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rossing the bridge over College Creek most any eve- 
ning we come upon a strange combination of activity and 
peacefulness. Silhouetted against a painted sky the Jean- 
nette Monument rules over the peaceful scene. Smaller 
monoliths cast shadows over the graves of a past genera- 
tion. At the bottom of the terraced slope a Midshipman 
enjoys his few minutes away from the activities of the 
day with his drag along Ramsay Road. In the background 
the hospital projects its sprawling mixture of architecture 
— old and new — against the sky. Further to the west the 
glimmering lights of the postgraduate school are barely 
visible over the tree-tops. 

Elsewhere signs of activities are in evidence. To our left 
the crew comes up the river with its oars dipping rythmi- 
cally into the water with the beat of the coxswain's 
hammer as they glide swiftly to their destination . . . the 
concrete ramps skirting Hubbard Hall. Across the winding 
road from the boat clubhouse the sharp crack of bats and 
the thud of ball on glove betray the identity of Lawrence 
Field . . . the baseball stadium. On the hillside overlooking 
the Severn, panting, sweating cross-country boys vie to 
reach the finish line first. In the middle of Hospital Point 
Field, battles between forwards and goalies are being 
fought on half a dozen soccer fields. 

That part of the Academy on the other side of College 
Creek furnished us opportunity to spend our leisure hours, 
whether we were looking for a strenuous workout or just 
trying to find a spot to get away from it all for a while. 



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Modern and efficient as the boating activities it houses is 
Hubbard Hall. Unlike many of the venerable old buildings 
in the Yard this modernistic yellow brick structure is com- 
paratively recent history dating back only to the depression 
days of 1931 — and a dedication day marred by a defeat for 
Navy's crew. This bad luck start in no way influenced the 
outcome of later contests, however — Navy's team has since 
been a consistent winner — perhaps largely due to the excellent 
facilities of Hubbard Hall. 

Activity at the Hall begins shortly after Christmas leave 
where prospective crew teams toughen up inside on rowing 
machines and in barges anchored in the practice tanks. With 
the first breath of spring the hardy teams take their polished 
shells from neatly stowed racks, down the concrete ramps and 
place them in the ice cold waters of College Creek. Until 
regatta time — Hubbard Hall and the surrounding areas echo 
the rhythmic beat of the coxswain's hammers as crews learn 



the important lessons of teamwork and coordination in propel- 
ing their frail craft through choppy waters. 

Besides its important function as a home for the various 
boating activities it serves also for baseball, soccer, and cross- 
country teams. 'N' winners remember the Hall's social facili- 
ties in connection with the all-important dance June Week 
in the gaily decorated 'N' room on the second floor. The 
concrete apron facing College Creek acquires a new festive 
atmosphere for the occasion under the glow of party lanterns — 
quite in contrast with its usual purpose. On other occasions 
the large 'N' room serves as a banqueting hall where con- 
ferences are held and visitors are entertained. Those interested 
in the sports records of the Academy can find many mementos 
of past seasons successful to Navy here. Quarters for visitors 
and visiting teams — spacious and well furnished — are also 
part of the elaborate facilities provided for the comfort of 
Navy visitors. 



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CROSS COUNTRY SQUAD. Bottom row: F. H. Roab, R. A. Bisselle, T. Denmark, J. W. 
Marsh, J.W. Lynn, D. H. Campbell, J. P. Oberholtzer, F.W. Smith, J. C. Bojus, G. F. Brummitt, 
J. P. Howe, K. F. Turner. Top row. Coach E. Thompson, W. M. Cossaboom, F. E. O Connor, 
W. A. Brown, C. H. Fowler, B. B. DeWitt, J. R. Goben, H. S. Butler, M. J. Condit, Comdr. 
C. R. Dwyer. 



In recent years Navy has had men who could cope with the 
natural hazards of the cross-country course in championship 
form. In the 1945 season after taking in stride all of the indi- 
vidual meets, the team journeyed to Van Courtland Park in 
New York City and returned the proud holders of the IC4A 
title. The following year runner-up honors were garnered, but 
this achievement was not as sweet as one might expect . . . 
Army was tops. In the 1946 season revenge was the motto and 
determination was rewarded. Not only were the Graylegs 
spanked in the IC4A meet, but they were also beaten a week 
earlier as Navy captured the Heptagonal Championship. 

This year the schools which had literally been run into the 
ground by Navy, turned the tables on the Blue and Gold har- 
riers. A win over Johns Hopkins and a tie with Duke were the 



best efforts. On analysis, it is easily seen \vh\ this was an 
off season. Of the eight lettermen from the Heptagonal Cham- 
pions of the previous season, only two were to be on hand for 
the 1947 campaign. A blow was struck when Captain-elect 
Paul Hammer resigned shortly before the season started to 
enter the ministry. This left as the sole letterman youngster 
Jim Oberholtzer who gave a good account of himself placing 
high in all meets and finishing third in the now Nonagonal 
Championships. Probably the most staggering blow was the 
end of the eligibility of Dick Hall, the 1946 captain and Nick 
Smusyn. Hall, who won the IC4A meet in 1944. was con- 
sistently the best runner in his three years, and hard at his heels 
at all times was Smusyn. A different story would have been 
written if these two could have run. 



The face of the winner, a tired Duke Blue Devil, shows well the 
effect of five grueling miles. 



Up and over the finish line on Perry Circle, Fred Smith, with three 
Marylanders on his heels, leads the pace. 




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A Poughkeepsie Cup is something he dreams about ... it is on 
his mind all year. That might explain why he is regarded by some 
as the best crew coach in the country, and why Commander 
"Buck" Walsh pushed last year's crew to bring home this coveted 
award and break the jinx of western teams. Getting an early 
season warm-up in the tank are, Ken Knoizen, Don Craig, George 
Dittman, and John Cartwright. 




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The ice on College Creek grew soft and melted. Men felt 
more like lying under the trees or just sleeping, or perhaps just 
taking it easy enjoying the fresh new smells of summer's ap- 
proach. A few, however, went out for crew. It was not an easy 
life for they began losing the winter layer of fat on the rowing 
machines and in the tank barges long before the thaw. It was 
here the crews began to develop teamwork and coordination 
and the timed stroke that sent Navy shells ahead in the spring 
regattas. 

When the sun began to shine more often and the wind was 
not so strong that it made the water too choppy for the fragile 
shells, the grueling conditioning moved outside. Lungs were 
expanded to hold the necessary air for violent exercise; the 
muscles of arms, legs, chest and back were developed and made 
stronger and toned for the task of winning races. Training 
started early because it took a long time to get ready for what 
seemed to spectators a few minutes of exertion. The men on 
the oars could tell you that long training did not prevent cot- 
ton-filled lungs and complete fatigue, but it helped to ease those 
conditions and thus the long afternoons of rowing were justified. 

It was the coxswain's job to call the stroke and to change it 
for more speed, regulating the tandem movements of eight men 
working to make the smooth and rapid movement of the shell 
appear effortless and graceful. 



The Poughkeepsie crew: J. Larson, J. R. Wallace, C. W. Meyrick, 
O. E. Olsen, A. K. Knoisen, D. E. Craig, G.i W. Dittman, J. P. 
Cartwright. Coxswain J. P. Gartland, kneeling. 







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CREW. Bottom row. R. F. Drake, J. W. Calhoun, E. E. Gude, G. H. Gordon, C. T. Hansen, 
R. S. Hughes, J. I. Wilson, G. M. Gray, D. A. Smith, B. W. Bevis. Second row: H. G. Herring, 
J. P. Cartwright, O. E. Olsen, J. R. Wallace, C. W. Meyrick, Capt. R. N. Norgaord, D. D. 
Foulds, B. H. Carig, G. W. Dittman. Third row: R. H. Babbe, G. F. Smith, R. A. Miller, 
J. J. Chambers, C. R.Whipple, A. D. Neustel, J. C. Dixon, D. R.Trueblood, P. L. Quinn, A. K. 
Knoizen. Top row- A.M. Pride, E. N. Chipman, K. F. Cook, J. D. Watkins, C. J. Youngblade, 
L. J. N. Blyde, H. E. McDowell, L. N. Hoover, J. A. Jepson, L. A. Shea, J. J. Bransen. 




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Right: Selecting their oars for an afternoon cruise up the Severn 
are George Dittman, named on the 1947 Ail-American Crew, Paul 
Quinn, and Don Foulds, team captain. 





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try-outs at the end of the season. Charlie was all over the field on 
the defensive side during the successful season. 



Seaied: D. W. Cullivan, J. V. McLernan, R. S. Chew, R. W. Peard, J. L. Everngam, C. P. 
Coulter, J. DeGoede, I. T. MacDonald, R. C. Ebel, D. A. Masias. Standing: F. H. Warner, 
coach; H. S. Crosby, manager; J. M. Perkins, H. C. Colvin, L. R. Bendell, C. M. Howe, L. N. 
Hoover, G. V. Ruos, A. A. Schoufelberger, R. L. Ghormley, J. J. Ekelund, R. L. Mulford, 
M. S. Bentin, G. L. Lochner, M. N. Allen. 



The Naval Academy soccer fortunes were considerably in- 
creased in the fall of 1947 as the Navy booters climaxed a very 
good season with a victory that automatically makes a season 
successful, a 1-0 decision unfavorable to the West Point team. 
Coach Glenn Warner had as his main objective for the season 
the ending of a two-year jinx during which the Graylegs spoiled 
as many perfect records for the midshipmen soccer squads. 
Prospects were not so encouraging at the start of the practice 
sessions early in September when the squad returned from the 
cruise. Several shifts were made in the prospective line-up 
before the beginning of the regular schedule of competition. 
Danny Masias and Dick Ebel two fine halfbacks from last year's 
squad, were shifted to starting posts on the weak forward line. 
Manuel Bentin, an appointee from Peru like Masias, again re- 
ported for service and was destined to be the leading point- 
scorer on the squad. Lee Bendell worked into the first string 
center post and Jack Everngam, a veteran booter, rounded out 
the main offensive strength. Dan Cullivan, Milton Allen, Chuck 
Howe, and John Perkins, all with previous experience, provided 
relief for the front line. 

Stalwart on the secondary or halfback line was team captain 
Charlie Coulter, noted for his ground-covering ability and 
tricky evasive maneuvers while taking the ball down the field. 
Roger Peard and Irv MacDonald performed with equally fine 
skill at the other two halfback positions. Bob Ghormley and 
George Lochner ably handled the busiest positions on the field. 

Veteran defensive experts, Bob Chew and Al Schauffel- 
berger, lined up at fullback and goalie respectively, and had as 
their assignments the last line of defense to the attacks of rival 
booters. All- American Al Schauffelberger was tops when it 
came to stopping scoring attempts by opponents. 

The first games were the only answer to the question of how- 
strong the offense of the 1947 team would be; the answer had 




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background. Lee Bindell keeps an eye on Jack Everngam as he 
chases the ball. Action during a scoring attempt in practice. Danny 
Masias executes a block in front of the goal in a practice game. 
The Army goalie is rushed by three Navy men in a scoring 
attempt. 



to be learned from experience. There was nothing to worry 
about in the defensive set up . . . in the first eight games of the 
season, opponents scored a mere three counters. As for the 
scoring machinery, it gained momentum with each game. The 
first two games were hardly a true test, but the North Carolina 
game definitely was. Entering intercollegiate competition for 
the first time, the Tarheels played the Navy team to a 1-1 tie 
during the regulation length game. Manuel Bentin scored the 
necessary goal and new confidence in their rearranged team. 

Penn's booters upset hope for a perfect season by squeezing 
out a 1-0 win in spite of the constant hammering of the Navy 
offense at the Quaker goal. 

Battered from the strenuous schedule, the team preped for the 
Army battle with new vigor. Past rivalry indicated that play 
would be rough and scoring low, so the squad formulated care- 
ful plans, concentrating on making one goal that would prob- 
ably be the all-important one with the strong defense confident 
that Army could not tally. True to tradition, the game was 
tightly contested throughout, with neither team able to pene- 
trate the other's defense. Lee Morgan, up from the junior 
varsity, performed the goal-protecting duties most of the way 
in place of Schauffelberger, who was sidelined in the opening 
minutes of the game. A slow steady rain hampered both teams 
throughout the contest. With but four minutes remaining, 
Manuel Bentin booted the sole score in the game for a Navy 
victory and the end of the jinx. 







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The U. S. Naval Hospital, Annapolis, Maryland overlooks the 
banks of the Severn River. The Hospital cares for all Midshipmen 
and naval personnel attached to the Academy. From a Midship- 
man's point of view a tour of duty at the Hospital gives him a 
chance to escape the grip of the Academic Department for a short 
time and enjoy a leisurely life. Bob Ikard chats with relatives and 
friends during visiting hours. Those injuries which cannot be 
cured by the use of a heat pad or the application of an antiseptic 
are transferred to the Naval Hospital. The adequate facilities and 
trained personnel enables the Midshipmen to obtain proper 
medical treatment. 









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A ship is only as efficient as the men who man her. From the 
hot, moist air of the South Pacific to the cutting winds of the 
polar regions Naval men must be in their best physical condition 
for the Navy to be really ready for action. 

It has been proven many times that "healthy minds in healthy 
bodies are necessities for the fulfillment of the individual mis- 
sions of the graduates." It is the responsibility of the Medical 
Department to ensure the healthy bodies during our four years 
at the Naval Academy. The facilities set up for that purpose 
are familiar to every midshipman: the large and fearsome hos- 
pital dominating its point, Misery Hall on the second deck of 
the gymnasium, with its relief for cuts and bruises, sprains and 
shin-splints, and of course the sick bay in the basement of Ban- 
croft Hall, mecca for midshipmen boasting everything from 
double pneumonia to a second period Steam test. 

Even during the three-month practice cruise each year the 
Medical Department follows us, for the health of the Brigade 
is its responsibility. Innoculations are given for any disease 
common to the countries on our agenda. Seasick pills are dis- 
tributed to those whose tendencies are more toward solid land, 
and all food obtained outside of the United States is carefully 
inspected. 



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Hygiene provides the general information necessary to Naval 
officers to keep themselves and their ships healthy. These 
lectures include such subjects as elementary physiology, care 





Lieut, (jg) T. B. McNamara, Lt. Comdr. R. Penington, Jr., Comdr. K. L. Longeway, Dental Com- 
mander; Capt. W. W. Hargrove, Comdr. H. F. Lenhardt, Lt. Comdr. P. Kwiatkowski, Lieut. 
(jg) G. Morrice. 



and prevention of disease, effects and dangers of habitual use 
of narcotics, alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine, community and 
Naval hygiene, and first aid. The first day that most of us spent 
on Academy grounds was passed in the tender hands of the 
Medical Department. During the longest hours of our lives we 
acted the part of prize stock at a state fair: eyes, ears, mouth, 
throat, legs, arms, back — nothing escaped the doctors, and 
when finally we straggled out of the sick bay and into a Naval 
career we had nothing more to worry about — until the exami- 
nation the next year. And then, after four years, we faced that 
last sorting out in which we learned the good or bad news about 
our hopes for Marine Corps, aviation, submarines, line, Supply 
Corps, or civilian. 



Captain W. W. Hargrove (MC) USN, Medical Officer and Head of 
Department of Hygiene at the U. S. Naval Academy. Captain 
Hargrove was awarded the Legion of Merit for his work at Pearl 
Harbor during World War II. Prior to coming to the Naval Academy 
he was in command of the U. S. Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Va. 
Captain Hargrove was responsible for such lecturers as Captain 
G. N. Rains, (MC) USN, and Comdr. J. M. Amberson (MC) USNR, 
being listed on our lecture schedule. 





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leasantly surrounded by the brick houses of the officers' quarters, winding 
Dorsey Creek, and the practical buildings of the Department of Marine Engineer- 
ing is Worden Field. This expanse of green is the parade ground where mid- 
shipmen go through their paces for the taxpayers once a week. The memories 
of standing at attention under a hot sun and holding a rifle at present arms 
through a 21-gun salute are mingled with memories of visiting dignitaries, 
June Week exercises, the color company, and presentation of awards. Over- 
looking this scene and quite in contrast to it are Melville, Griffin and Isherwood 
Halls — where jets of escaping steam and the rumble of heavy machinery 
betray the activities of the Steam Department. Without these outward signs its 
identity still would be evident — the iron scrollwork under the cornice — the 
weird cranks that open the windows on the top floor — and the heatless radiators 
form an unfathomable paradox typical of this department. 

The ground floor of Isherwood is a veritable heaven for gadgeteers. Here they 
can see the gears, mechanisms, and boilers necessary in a mechanized Navy. 
Elsewhere can be found the Hydraulic Laboratory, the Thermodynamics 
Laboratory, the Foundry and Machine Shops; reminiscent of two hour drills, 
lost BTU's and molten metal running everywhere except in the mould. 

Griffin Hall is unusual in that a branch of the Electrical Engineering Department 
is housed there. Here, completely surrounded by steam, we ran our D.C. motors 
and generators, blew fuses and circuit breakers, and welded live leads to the 
floor in innocent bliss. 



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Engineering, has brought to the course of radio and electronics an 
interest that aroused the class to an unprecedented level of 
participation. He gave his whole-hearted support to the new 
electronics research committee. 




Equipped with classroom and textbook knowledge, we report to 
the "juice" lab to apply and dig out more. Hot leads, sparks, and 
blown out meters are not exceptional nor acceptable. 



With the advent of electricity in various and sundry depart- 
ments of Naval Science, the qualifications of the Naval officer had 
to be broadened so that he would have a working knowledge 
of this vast and rather complex field. No longer could elec- 
tricity be a mere word to the Naval officer. No longer could he 
confine it to the narrow 'walls of the laboratory nor to the work 
of those who at birth had shown capabilities of the genius sort. 
For electricity was no longer an acquaintance by hearsay but it 
had, in fact, become an everyday helpmeet and it was now the 
Naval officer's duty and responsibility to learn the ways and 
idiosyncrasies of this, his new servant, so that the two of them 
might work in close cooperation in achieving an ultimate end. 
Although electricity is a helpful servant it might, if abused, 
vent its spleen, causing destruction and chaos. 

Cognizant of the fact that the Naval officer had to have both 
a theoretical and practical knowledge of the aforementioned 
field, the Naval Academy was faced with the task of integrating 
this science with those already holding impressive places in 
the science that is the Navy. The uninitiated, the embryonic 
Nelson, the midshipman had to be taught, acclimated and in- 
formed in regards to this mighty source of power and it was 
upon the already weary shoulders of that Department, which 
now is known as the Department of Electrical Engineering, 



Bottom row: H. H. Baker, Cdr. R. S. Sellars, Cdr. R. P. Bowles, D. G. Howard, Capt. L. M. 
Cockaday, E. W. Thomson, Capt. W. L. Field, Capt. G. C Seay, Cdr. A. F. Morash, J. C. 
Gray, Cdr. A. G. Hay, J. L. Daley, Cdr. H. G. Kirkpatrick. Second row: R. E. Trumble, 
E. J. Cook, Cdr. R. F. Kelly, Cdr. F. E. Wexel, Cdr. R. S. Harlan, Cdr. D. L. Harris, Lcdr. 
C. S. Hart, Cdr. W. S. Finn, Cdr. L. D. Earle, Cdr. J. F. Bauer, Cdr. R. C. Turner, Cdr. C. R. 
Dwyer, Cdr. D. B. Cohen, G. H. McFarlin, G. E. Leydorf, W. C. Connolly, E. R. Pinkston. 
Third row: W. D. Pennington, LCdr. E. M. Brabender, LCdr. F. C. Fallon, LCdr. R. M. Brownlie, 
LCdr. J. A. Fairchild, LCdr. W. H. Fisher, LCdr. B. S. Forrest, LCdr. C. F. Pinkerton, LCdr. 
E. R. Mumford, LCdr. R. O'Neill, LCdr. E. M. Greer, LCdr. R. S. Eastman, P. A. Hall, H. E. Carr. 
Fourth row: LCdr. C. A. McHose, LCdr. E. G. Miller, LCdr. W. R. DeLoach, LCdr. E. M. 
Compton, LCdr. C. T. Latimer, LCdr. C. H. Raney, LCdr. R. N. Perley, LCdr. E. N. McWhite, 
Ens. A. C. Big ley, LCdr. H. C. Lank, LCdr. J. M. Robertson, J. F. Kelley, R. A. Goodwin, 
W. M. Smedley. Fifth row: Lt. E. J. Bath, J. R. Smithson, LCdr. G. M. Hawes, LCdr. H. J. 
Brantingham, LCdr. P. S. Smith, LCdr. W. W. Trice, LCdr. C. Holovak, LCdr. D. S. Bill, 
Lt. P. A. Tickle, LCdr. P. H. Burkhart, LCdr. J. W. McCoy, Lt. J. A. Anders, J. A. Lee, 
J. R. Heverly. 






Commander Sellars points out the workings, the necessities, and 
the dangers of a radar console. The Safety Precautions will be 
our guide. 



A typical Radar Barge drill — first the lecture, then the discussion, 
the quiz, and last we examined the gear. 



that the task fell. 

After a basic course of a year and one half of general sciences, 
those of chemistry and physics which after all are, and have 
been, the basis of most of man's dealings with the problems of 
life and its survival, the midshipman is introduced to the 
elementary aspects of that intangible and complex quantity 
known as electricity. The simple principles of negative and 
positive particles of matter and their affinity or dislike for 
one another form the basement or foundation upon which the 
towering structure of Man's Application of Electricity has been 
erected. 

From the basic to the intricate is the step one takes half 
way through second class year as the department prods the 
midshipman down the bumpy road of Alternating Current. 
No longer is the solution obvious nor its acquisition direct, 
for when the midshipman encounters the practical applications 
of this great force he is also aware of its accompanying idi- 
osyncrasies . . . those which make it useful . . . those which 
make it practical. Radio . . . electronics . . . motors . . . gen- 
erators and transformers are everyday tools with which 
the Naval officer works . . . indispensable factors in the 
running and handling of a ship . . . life savers in the various 
and deadly elements of war. All these things are that to him 
and they are that because he knows them . . . knows their 
capabilities . . . their maladies . . . and the remedies for those 
maladies. The power of this great force is his for he can harness 
it with his knowledge. 



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tested communications on the Barge ... In the lab, the lucky 
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Engineering, came to the Academy after giving valuable service 
in bringing out some of Germany's secrets before they could be 
destroyed. He was among the first allied personnel to land on 
German-held territory and was charged with the responsibility of 
bringing to the United States the famous German hydrogen 
peroxide propelled submarine. His foresight and knowledge of 
modern engineering and its techniques has been shown in this 
year's steam course. 



Bottom row: Prof. W. E. Farrell, Cdr. W. A. Brockett, Cdr. A. E. Porker, Cdr. E. F. Dissette 
Cdr. J. G. Spongier, Capt. C. S. Seabring, Cdr. I. C. Eddy, Cdr. M. B. O'Connor, Cdr. 
F. M. Parker, Cdr. J. W. Williams, Jr., Senior Professor G. Beneze. Second row: Cdr. V. B. 
Graff, Cdr. L. J. Flynn, Cdr. J. B. Denny, Cdr. R. H. Holmes, Cdr. F. H. Wahlig, Cdr. R. A. 
Keating, Jr., Cdr. C. B. Jackson, Jr., Cdr. J. F. Enright, Cdr. G. Wendelburg. Third row: 
Cdr. J. D. Bulkeley, Cdr. AA. P. Refo, III, Cdr. J. L. Semmes, Cdr. J. H. Raymer, Cdr. C. O. Akers. 
Cdr. G. W. Lautrop, Jr., Cdr. F. D. Whalen, Cdr. R. B. Kelly. Fourth row: Cdr. W. F, 
Morrison, Cdr. W. J. Schlacks, Cdr. G. F. Neel, Jr., Cdr. G. B. Williams, Cdr. W. K. Ratliff, 
Cdr. E. H. McDowell, Cdr. F. E. Wilsie, Cdr. J. A. Leonard. Fifth row: Assoc. Prof. A. E. Bock, 
Cdr. J. E. Wicks, Cdr. J. C. Whistler, Cdr. J. E. Mansfield, Cdr. W. M. Bjork, LCdr. E. V. Knox, 
Asst. Prof. E. J. Ziurys. Sixth row: LCdr. C. W. Jenkins, LCdr. T. M. Ustick, LCdr. I. D. Dewey, 
LCdr. J. B. Sweeney, Jr., LCdr. L. V. Forde, Asst. Prof. D. W. Seavey. Seventh row. Asst. 
Prof. T. C. Gillmer, LCdr. B. F. Haker, LCdr. W. S. Kimball, LCdr. C. D. McCall, LCdr. C. F. 
Pfeifer, Assoc. Prof. R. M. Johnston. Eighth row: LCdr. E. J. Fisher, LCdr. B. J. Germershausen, 
LCdr. K. W. Miller, LCdr. R. G. Mayer, Jr., LCdr. W. A. Walker, III, LCdr. R. C. Porter, Jr. 
Ninth row: LCdr. J. J. A. Michel, LCdr. J. V. Cameron, LCdr. G. V. Rogers, LCdr. C. C. 
Schmuck, Jr., LCdr. R. Hartford, LCdr. C. F. Leigh, Assoc. Prof. T. J. Benac. Top row: LCdr. 
S. J. Caldwell, Jr., LCdr. E. F. Rye, LCdr. D. P. Polatty, Jr., Ens. D. P. Dick, Ens. K. L. Shugart, 
Jr., Lt. (jg) L. O. Clausen. 



Through the years, man has advanced slowly but steadily 
in the manner of propelling himself from place to place. 
At one stage the Clipper ship was thought to be the epitome 
in fast travel, but then the unbelievers raised their voices in 
unison and in argument, not only did they argue verbally but 
they backed up their protestations with proof. Both Watts 
and Fulton refused to be stymied by the stagnant pool, which 
was the smug complacency of the people of the time, they 
harnessed steam which hithertofore had been used only for 
steaming open clandestine billet-douxs. 

It was obvious to the earlier authorities at the Naval 
Academy that propulsion by steam was about to supplant the 
glamorous sailing ship. As they were cognizant of this fact, 
they felt that it was their duty to integrate the science, that is 
Marine Engineering, into the curriculum of the Naval Academy. 
Therefore, as a result of their conscientiousness, the midshipman 
of today is blessed and doubly blessed with the various and 
sundry courses sponsored by the Deaprtment of Marine Engi- 
neering. 

Throughout the late and sultry days of the midshipman's 
first summer at the Naval Academy, the belabored plebe 
struggles through his introduction to the astute gentlemen with 
the drooping ties. The introductory course is one entitled 
Engineering Drawing, consisting of blue print encrypting and 
decrypting, which would prove the basis for a more complete 



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THE IDEA . . . Plebe drawing and descriptive geometry gave us 
the basic quality of being able to put our ideas on paper. 



THE MEN . . . through snow, rain, or sunshine we went to the 
Isherwood group to tackle the problem of mechanics. 



understanding of the courses which were to follow in the next 
few years. 

After the trees start to drop their natural raiment and start 
to pick up "human foliage," the midshipman progresses to the 
next stage in the process of becoming a finished engineer. This 
stage being that which is concerned with the ingenious piping 
and throttling processes which distribute the over par-boiled 
water from the boiler to wherever it has been predestined to go. 

Once the practical aspects of the situation have been 
brought under control the now quite erudite midshipman 
leaves the realm of the "snipe" and moves into the world of 
the white collared engineer. The subject now to be consumed 
and digested is that of Fluid Mechanics, a course that dissects 
and analyzes the apparently simple phenomena of the flow of 
water, oil, and any sundry liquid that might be encountered 
in the science that is the Navy. If the water remained as it is 
when it is sucked from the ocean the case would be com- 
paratively simple, however, steam propels the modern ship 
and unfortunately the properties of these vapors vary not only 
from water but among themselves. To meet the exigencies 
of the case, which these differences present, the midshipman 
is given a course in Thermodynamics complete with Moliere 
charts, flaming slide rules, and unfathomable formulae. 




THE PLANS . . . the fruit of our efforts over the drawing boards 
. . . the link between planning and execution. 



THE FINISHED PRODUCT ... we viewed the applications of all 
our planning skill . . . then we learned to operate the products 
to our advantage. 



THE WORK . . . from our plans the machine shop and the 
foundry transmits two dimensions into three . . . the plan into 
actuality. 





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Seated: B. M. Shepard; D. C. Stanfill; M. C. McFarland; W. L. Rees; 
J. E. Drain. Standing: G. L. Siri; B. S. Bartholemeu; M. M. Bonner; 
F. W. Graham; T. J. Walters. 



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In the ranks of the midshipmen that daily wend their way 
to the Isherwood Hall group some men consider Marine 
Engineering in the same light that the philatelist considers 
stamps, or that the average father considers his son's electric 
trains. These men have banded together with the idea that a 
common interest should be shared in order that greatest enjoy- 
ment might be derived by all. 

Just this year under the presidency of Midshipman Milton 
McFarland the United States Naval Academy Marine Engi- 
neering Club became a member of good standing in the American 
Society of Mechanical Engineers. This is evidence indeed that 
the Steam Club has progressed far in the technical field and is 
an organization which by its constructive genius has added to 
the prestige of the Naval Academy. By adding to the fame of 
the whole, it has added to the prestige of the individual mid- 
shipman. This is a fact that we should all become cognizant 
of, and having realized it, should join in a . . . well done ... to 
the Marine Engineering Club. 




Bob Tatum, Waldo Rees and Bob Lyle, three active members of 
the steam club, discussing the construction of a modern Naval 
turbine. Below, three more steam stalwarts study the installation 
of the turbine and its supporting machinery. 




Professor Rudolph Michael, Vice President of the Eastern division 
of the ASME addresses the ME club at their installation as a 
student chapter of the ASME. 

Present at the installation were: M. C McFarland, President Student Chapter; Capt. H. A. 
Spanagel, Superintendent PG School; Prof. P. B. Eaton, Vice President A.S.M.E.; Capt. 
C S. Seabring USN, Head Dept. M. E.; Capt. George C Seay, USN, Exec. Dept. E. E.; 
Prof. Rudulph Michael; W. L. Rees, Vice President Student Chapter. Back row: Prof. R. W. 
Johnston, Honorary Chairman, Student Chapter; Prof. F. D. Cruishanks, Catholic University; 
Cdr. C. H. Meigs, USN, Bureau Ships Representative; Cdr. J. M. Court, Bureau Ships 
Representative; Prof. M. E. Weschlur, Catholic University; Cdr. W. A. Borchett, USN, 
Dept. M. E.; Cdr. C. I. Eddy, USN, Exec. Dept. M. E.; Prof. George Beneze, Dept. M. E. 





Marching onto the field is the Brigade Color Guard, carrying the 
Stars and Stripes and the Academy colors. 





Occasionally it is our privilege to present a parade for such 
distinguished visitors as the military and naval United Nations 
Commission. 



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Midshipman R. E. Nicholson and his staff stand before their 
company. The Brigade is drawn up at attention to be presented to 
the reviewing party. 



On the Brigade Commander's command, Pass in review, the band 
strikes up the tune Anchors Aweigh. Another parade comes to an 
end as the last company does an "eyes right" while passing the 
reviewing party. 



Every man who has ever marched in a P-rade has undoubtedly 
muttered to himself at one time or another, "I wish I was out 
there watchin' instead of in here shufflin' along." As far as 
P-rades are concerned, there is only one that a midshipman 
looks forward to, that being the last one during June Week 
of his first class year. At that time, though, if he is a sentimen- 
talist, he might even shed a tear or two over the fact that 
no longer will there be 48 men absent from the 2nd regiment. 

The sandblowers marching in the rear ranks are the real 
beasts of burden at a P-rade. They never see what goes on. 
Their field of vision is limited to the back of Joe Gish's neck, 
an arm's distance in front of him. The only thing that make- a 
P-rade bearable for these men are the stirring strains of "Dixie 



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DRUM & BUGLE CORPS. Front row: T. E. Stanley, E. C. Higgins, S. C. Burgess, W. M. 
Smith, R. L. Meinhold, W. S. Stornetta, W. A. Williams, O. C. Rath, C. R. Whipple, Second 
row: J. D. MacKenzie, W. D. Hoggard, D. Clement, W. A. Finlay, M. S. Klingensmith, 
E. E. Williams, C. R. White, S. S. Cox. Third row: W. E. McGarrah Jr., E. A. Chevalier, 
L. R. Davis, J. M. Henderson, J. C. Bajus, W. H. Vonier M. V. Schlappi. Fourth row: G. D. 
Darfus, G. D. Morin, R. L. Krag, J. E. McGarrah, H. J. Nix, J. S. Patterson, C. A. Skinner. 
Fifth row: S. H. Nile, M. S. Shutty, C. C. Whitener, T. A. LeDew, W. J. Hennessy, R. L. 
Waltons, J. P. Cavenaugh. Sixth row: S. L. Doaks, P. F. Hughes, J. E. Inskeep, R. H. Nelson, 
M. A. lacona, D. W. Thurston. Back row: C. J. Thro, T. H. Ross, F. J. Sterner, J. S. McFeathers, 
R. W. Ridenour, W. G. Petty, J. F. Ingalls. 



The Drum and Bugle Corps functions under the Brigade 
activities for the purpose of playing the Brigade into Bancroft 
Hall at outside meal formations and to supplement the Naval 
Academy Band at Brigade parades and away football games. 
The "Hellcats," as they are better known, are at their best 
while marching and playing at the weekly P-rades. All eyes 
turn to watch the Drum and Bugle boys strut their stuff down 
the length of Worden Field amid the fluttering banners on the 
bugles and a good deal of extra flourishes from the rear rank 



drummers. When the notorious Annapolis week-end weather 
allows an outside formation Saturday or Sunday noon, the 
average visitor has his best chance of seeing the Corps in 
action. The drums roll off at the Brigade Commander's order 
"Forward, March" and the Brigade marches off the terrace at 
120 beats per minute. Baltimore has seen the "Hellcats" 
during the fall when the Brigade marched en route to the 
football stadium and also marching onto the field at the stadium. 





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To those midshipmen of the first class who performed their 
duties in an outstanding manner as previous stripers goes the 
honor of wearing the stripes during the spring term. While the 
fall and winter sets had little recognition for the work they 
had done, the spring stripers are well compensated by appear- 
ing often before the public in their positions of honor. They 
may demonstrate their leadership abilities at outside forma- 
tions, P-rades, and at special drills for distinguished visitors. 
During June Week they have the opportunity to present their 
unity before large groups of visitors. The lucky commander 
of the color company is further honored ... he gets to choose 
the color girl that shares with him the honors of a parade in 
recognition of his company's achievements. 

This is the bright side of the striper's life . . . there is another 
side of plain hard work that shouldn't be overlooked. Like his 
predecessors in the fall and winter sets, he is concerned with 
many time consuming tasks. His job is even harder ... he often 
has to stay inside making up watch bills, filing correspondence, 
and doing those urgent jobs that continually descend on the 
striper, while his classmates are outside enjoying the spring 
weather or taking off on a week end. 

Because extra care was utilized in selecting this set of 
stripers, it is not surprising to discover that they are serving 
in their respective capacities in an excellent manner. 




DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS COMMANDERS. Fall set. J. R. Bavle; Wmler set F. L. Bowertox, 
Spring set: T. E. Stanley. 



BRIGADE STAFF. R. U. Scott, Commander; R. E. Schwoeffermann, Sub Commander; W. J. 
Laubendorfer, C.P.O; D. D. Foulds, Operations; R. T. Styer, Supply; I. M. McCurdy, 
Adjutant; W. A. Kanakanui, Communications; H. B. Moore, C.P.O. 






FIRST REGIMENTAL STAFF. R. E. Shimshak, Commander; J. M. Davis, Sub Commander; 
R. S. Chew, Supply; F. W. Orr, C.P.O.; M. D. Marsh, Adjutant; D. L. Wright, Communications; 
W. N. Small, C.P.O. 



SECOND REGIMENTAL STAFF. R. N. Smith, Commander; G. L. Hoffman, Sub Commander; 
R. K. Russell, Supply; J. S. Crosby, C.P.O.; W. H. Barton, Adjutant; J. E. Callahan, Com- 
munications; W. G. Brendle, C.P.O. 







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FIRST BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. H. R. Stringfellow, 1st Company; D. G. 
Buchanan, 2nd Company; I. N. Fraser, 3rd Company; R. C. Vance, 4th Company. 





FIRST BATTALION STAFF. C. G. Strahley, Commander; S. W. Dunn, Adjutant; W. V. 
Moore, C.P.O.; G. W. Marshall, Batt. Exec.; T. E. Alexander, Supply. 




SECOND BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. J. W. Klinefelter, 5th Company; 
R. C. Adams, 6th Company; J. W. McCord, 7th Company; W. Wegner, 8th Company. 



SECOND BATTALION STAFF. P. L. Quinn, Commander; R. W. Bates, Batt. Exec.; W. L 
Rees, Supply; F. J. Suttill, Adjutant; R. E. Berggren, C.P.O. 



THIRD BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. J. DeGoede, 9th Company; F. L. Nelson, 
10th Company; R. L. Ghormley, 1 1th Company; H. S. Harris, 12th Company. 



THIRD BATTALION STAFF. T. Woods, Commander, B. A. Moore, Batt. Exec; H. Gurman, 
C.P.O.; H. A. True, Adjutant; L. W. Mulbry, Supply. 










FOURTH BATTALION STAFF. R. R. Carson, Commander; C. Mertz, Batt. Exec; R. A. Cochran, 
C.P.O.; R. W. Hanby, Adjutant; G. T. Balzer, Supply. 



FOURTH BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. R. A. Schultz, 1 3th Company; A. M. 
Poteet, 1 4th Company; D. M. Smith, 1 5th Company; R. E. Nicholson, 1 6th Company. 





FIFTH BATTALION STAFF. C. E. Hathaway, Commander; R. C. Morrow, Batt. Exec; R. R. 
Neely, Supply; P. N. Sherrill, Adjutant; A. L. Markel, C.P.O. 



FIFTH BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. D. B. Hatmaker, 17th Company; 
E. N. Wells, 18th Company; K. B. Webster, 19th Company; S. K. Moore, 20th Company. 



SIXTH BATTALION STAFF. W. H. Barnes, Commander; J. K. Welsh, Executive; D. H. Corson, 
Supply; E. F. Resch, Adjutant; K. M. Treadwell, C.P.O. 



SIXTH BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. C. A. Fowler, 21st Company; B. W. Bevis, 
22nd Company; J. M. Ivey, 23rd Company; H. S. Crosby, 24th Company. 






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One of the shady corners of the yard is occupied by a 
small but important building recently taken over by the 
Aviation Department. Built as a Naval Dispensary, the 
Aviation Building has served as a classroom building for 
one year Alongside is the Tripohtan Monument The 
monument is one of the oldest in the yard and was built 
in memory of the Naval officers who died in the service 
of their country during the Tripohtan Wars. For beauty, 
in fact and in setting, no monument can surpass it 



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y far the largest number of recitations are spent in the academic group 
known specifically as Mahan, Maury, and Sampson Halls. Residing peacefully 
side by side in Maury are the Departments of Mathematics and English, 
History, and Government. That no friction is evident is probably due to the 
careful division of control over the entrances, each department guarding 
jealously its assigned doors to prevent the escape of Midshipmen reciting in a 
different department who might choose the shortest route back. The 
struggles with integration, a dangling modifier, and the battle of Jutland are 
fond reminders of this hall. 

Across the way in Sampson Hall is the realm of the Department of Electrical 
Engineering. Education in this department starts on the top floor in the Chemistry 
Lab where the search for lost ions was the problem of the day, to the bottom 
floor where alternating currents had to be traced out first class year. Somewhere 
between these labs is situated the lecture hall where profs visually demon- 
strated the phenomena studied and resorted to such expedients as firing guns 
to rudely awaken those inclined to slumber. 

Mahan Hall, namesake of the great exponent of sea power, lies between the 
other two. Here every provision is made for the satisfaction of cultural pursuits 
of the Midshipman. Here is found an extensive library with an up-to-date 
collection of periodicals, a valuable collection of ship models from ancient 
sailing vessels to the latest additions to the fleet, and an auditorium where the 
Midshipman receives his weekly entertainment ration — the Saturday night 
movie. On special occasions a play by the versatile Masqueraders or an enter- 
tainment by the Combined Musical Clubs is presented. The clock in the tower, 
striking the hours in the special bell system of the Navy, aids in keeping track 
of that requisite to a well ordered life — time. 







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History, and Government, came to the Academy in 1946. Prior to 
his service here he was chief staff officer of Lion 9. His wartime 
record includes service as Commanding Officer of the Farragut, 
and as Squadron Commander of Desron 46 at Iwo Jima and 
Okinawa. 




In the formal atmosphere of the after dinner speaking room and 
in the presence of nervous classmates, critical instructors and 
honored guests, Midshipmen receive practical experience in after 
dinner speaking. 



Plebe summer we sortied with the "Bull" Department in a 
series of museum tours, library periods, and evening lectures 
acquainting us with, and indoctrinating us in, the general tradi- 
tions and customs of the service we had entered. We were to 
cope with, and benefit from, the guidance of the department for 
our entire four years. Now as past-graduates we have con- 
sciously or otherwise acquired a literary polish which is 
generally associated with gentlemen and officers. We were 
exposed to instruction which promoted clarity and effective- 
ness both in speech and in writing. We got an understanding 
of the trends of history, the factors affecting international 
relationships, government, economics, and national policies. 

Fourth class year we had exercise in oral composition, 
followed up third class year with practice in various speech 
situations. The final touch came with formal after-dinner 
speaking first class year. 

Each year we progressed in literary appreciation. English 
and American literature were predominant. We studied great 
masterpieces of France, Spain, Germany, and Russia — novels 



Seated: Cdr. F. M. Gambacorta, Prof. H. F. Sturdy, Prof. W. A. Darden, Prof. R. S. Merrick, 
Sr. Prof. A. F. Westcott, Capt. G. P. Hunter, Capt. J. H. Howard, Prof. C. L. Lewis. Prof. R. S. 
Pease, Lt. Col. J. W. Dobson, Cdr. J. A. Dodson. Second row: Inst. E. Goodman, Assoc. Prof. A. 
S. Pitt, Assoc. Prof. J. T. Pole, Inst. H. A. Wycherley, Assoc. Prof. R. D. Bass, Inst. W. L. Heflin, 
Asst. Prof. H. H. Bell, Assoc. Prof. J. C Reed, Assoc. Prof. R. H. James, Assoc. Prof. J. R. 
Cutling. Third row: Assoc. Prof. R. S. West, Inst. W. H. Russel, Asst. Prof. E. J. Mahoney, 
Inst. J. R. Probert, Inst. J. P. Boatman, Assoc. Prof. E. H. Clark, Jr., Inst. H. O. Werner, 
Asst. Prof. W. W. Jefferies. Fourth row: Assoc. Prof. J. R. Fredland, Inst. P. C. Dunlevy, 
Inst. W. M. Bastion, Lt. Cdr. R. L. Scott, USNR, Inst. R. W. Daly, Inst. W. B. Pendergast, 
Assoc. Prof. A. B. Cook, Inst. T. P. Carpenter, Lt. Cdr. D. S. Chay, USN, Inst. J. P. C. 
McCarthy, Inst. P. E. Colleta, Lt. Cdr. C. P. Krantz, USN, Inst. R. M. Langdon, Inst. R. L. Mason, 
Inst. J. H. F. Brewer. Fifth row: Assoc. Prof. E. B. Potter, Inst. H. H. Lumpkin, Cdr. W. H. 
McRee, USN, Lt. Cdr. W. E. Skill, USN, Inst. F. G. Holahan, Asst. Prof. E. M. Hall, Lt. Cdr. 
W. W. Evans, USNR, Inst. F. E. Duddy. 




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which were more along the line of pleasure reading rather than 
hard study. Our interest was diverted from the engineering 
fields and fostered in the literary. 

We received a basic concept of history of the western 
world beginning with ancient times, through the medieval 
era, down to a thorough handling of our own government's 
development and its present status. First class year we started 
all over again dealing with history from the Naval stand point. 
We learned about sea power in general and about American 
sea power and the significant role the latter played in the 
recent war. 

Library. Under the supervision of a professional librarian, 
Associate Professor Louis H. Bolander, with a staff of able 
assistants, the Naval Academy library has for its mission to 
provide all forms of reading material, reference, and research 
to the entire Severn River Naval Command. Its worth is not 
appreciated by anyone more than by the midshipmen. Since 
its founding in September of 1845 the library has accessioned 
a total of 111,963 volumes including the largest collection of 
Naval books, documents, technical reports, and periodicals 
in the United States. The Reference Department, the most 
helpful branch of the library, answered 2,866 questions asked 
by midshipmen, officers, faculty members, and the general 
public during our first class year alone. 



First row: James M. Saunders, Associate Librarian, Chief of Catalog Dept.; Louis H; 
Bolander, Associate Professor, Librarian; George R. Luckett, Associate Librarian, Chief of 
Reference Dept. Second row: Allen C. Westcott, Clerk; Alice S. Brumback, Library 
Assistant, Chief of Circulation Dept.; Ruby R. Duval, Clerk; Isaac W. Windsor, 
Assistant Librarian, Chief of Order Dept.; Patrick F. Clancy, Junior Librarian, Assistant 
Cataloger; Thelma J. Sears, Clerk-Typist; Helen D. Brewer, Clerk-Typist. 



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How often we have sat in the front row and watched these 
masters of mathematical mysteries and thought how wonderful 
it would be to understand what they were talking about. 

But somehow in spite of our uncooperative attitude and 
seemingly unadapted minds these men accomplished their 
task. The deep secrets of "figgering" somehow were forced 
on us and the slide rule and trig tables were not monsters of a 
mathematical nightmare but useful aids in our engineering 
curriculum. 

In fact some of us were so impressed by the powers of num- 
bers that we could not rest knowing that unconquered fields 
lay ahead. Of our number, these are banded together into the 
highly scientific organization the Math Club. With their goal 
as a better understanding of the science that man has only 
broken the surface of, they strive to achieve a better under- 
standing and appreciation of the subject that has kept the 
world thinkers busy ever since man found out he had ten toes. 
To the Math Club will come the satisfaction of facts that bind 
us to a world of numbers. 



MATH. DEPT. Bottom row: Professors J. R. Bland, W. A. Conrad, J. Tyler, J. B. Scarborough, 
A. Dillingham, Sr. Professor J. N. Galloway, Cmdr. R. P. Fiala, USN, Captain R. M. Zimmerli, 
USN, Sr. Professor L. T. Wilson, Professors J. B. Eppes, G. R. Clements, R. C Lamb, E. S. 
Mayer, L. M. Kells. Second row: Assoc. Professors E. E. Betz, J. C Abbott, L. H. Chambers, 
T. W. Moore, N. H. Ball, H. C Stotz, G. A. Lyle, Lt. Cdr. H. C. Ayres, USNR, Lt. Cdr. W. F. 
Eckley, USNR, Major W. L. Bart, USA, Lieut. S. S. Morris, USNR, Assoc. Professors E. 
Hawkins, A. E. Currier, J. R. Hammond, R. P. Bailey, C. P. Brady. Third row: Instructors 
J. Milkman, G. J. Mann, M. V. Gibbons, Asst. Professors H. L. Kinsolving, J. F. Paydon, 
J. F. Milos, S. S. Saslaw, R. C. Morrow, Assoc. Professor J. P. Hoyt, Asst. Professors C. W. 
Seekins, J. M. Holme, O. M. Thomas, W. R. Cherry, Instructors A. R. Craw, E. C. Gras, 
K. F. McLaughlin, Asst. Professor K. L. Palmquist. Top row: Instructors C. E. Thompson, 
M. F. Stilwell, P. J. Kiernan, B. H. Buikstra, E. C. Watters, G. R. Shrohl, Jr., H. L. Sohl, 
R. C. Rand, J. W. Popow, R. W. Rector, W. J. Strange, J. A. Tierney, J. H. White, J. R. 
Gorman, N. O. Niles, E. G. Swafford. 




MATH CLUB. Bottom row: W. L. Bryan, N. S. Potter, S. J. Grief, R. N. Tatum, E. S. Iverson, 
J. F. Leyerle, G. W. Hamilton. Top row: H. B. Berkley, W. D. Shaughnessy, H. P. Kilroy, 
F. B. Graham, K. J. Schlagheck, B. S. Morgan. 



Captain Rupert M. Zimmerli, head of the Department of Mathe- 
matics, has served at the Academy for several years. During the 
war he organized advanced amphibious bases in Europe. 




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Take two parts of the Bohemian atmosphere of Greenwich 
Village, muddle in a little bit of the old SouP, add the spice 
and variety of a gambling casino on the French Riviera, and y>u 
bave "Out On A Limb," the 1948 Combined Musical Clubs 
Production. The recipe is guaranteed to serse a whole 
Brigade. 

Under the capable direction of Lin Loeffler, '48, the show 
swung into production before Christmas leave when the script 
was written by Wally Knetz with the collaboration of Warren 
Parr, Roy Goldman, Bob Frost and Bud Ince. 

Combining slapstick and melodrama into a vehicle for the 
four hit tunes written by Wally Knetz, the bulk of the show 
told of the dream adventures of one, Tommy McCarthy, a 




Everyone was "Out on a Limb" with the Musical Clubs. E. S. Ince 
as Professor Plotnick, G. R. McFadden as Dahlia Vanderdyke, 
C. A. (Skip) Orem as Tommy, D. P. Travis as Eve, R. J. Riger as 
the drunk ... a few of the characters who gave their all to 
produce the laughs. 

Greenwich Village saloon-keeper, played and sung by Skip 
Orem. After being clouted on the head by a bleary-eyed 
dipsomaniac played by Bob Riger, Tommy wanders in his 
unconscious mind to his fiancee's plantation in Alabama and 
to an elite Casino near Nice. Eventually he winds up by suc- 
cessfully wooing and winning the girl in the case, Pat Travis, 
over the strenuous objections of her father, Murray Silverman. 
The Glee Club, the NA-10, a special group of songsters 
who call themselves the 12 '50's, and a real gone combo 
headed by Lou Capone, added musical spice to the show. In 
the realm of clefs and stanzas, the real highlights of the show 
were the four tuneful original songs especially composed by 
Wally Knetz. The Village Way of Life, Lady with an Elegant Air, 
Who Knows? and the title song Out On A Limb. 



SOUND GANG. J. W. Ingram, W. C Vesser, W. M. Truesdell, D. C. Pantle, D. M. Harlan, 
J. P. Cavanaugh, W. S. Young, C. M. Rigsbee, J. D. Brown. 

PROPERTY GANG. B. A. Weisheit, H. P. Kilroy, R. J. Miille, O. C. Rath, W. H. Barton, Jr., 
L. S. Pyles, C. R. Wozencraft, V. C. Benjovsky, R. P. Inman. 



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THE NA-10. First row: Piano: Capone; Saxes: Blakney, Ennis, Singleton, Watson, Cunning- 
ham, Garner. Second row: Stand: McArthur, Bowden; Drums: Chevalier; Bass: 
Bracken; Troms: Patterson, McGarrean, Troscher, Tollefson. Third row: Horns: Schutty, May, 
Burgess, Skinner. 




The "brains" behind the Musical Clubs Show — Lt. Cmdr. C. B. 
Shaw, Officer Representative, Comdr. A. Konigsberg, (SC), Techni- 
cal Adviser, Prof. D. C. Gilley, Musical Adviser, and Lin Loeffler, 
Director of the Combined Clubs. 



Words and Music by Wally Kentz . . . composer of four songs, 
one was the title song, and co-writer of the show. 

Murray Silverman ... as Colonel Vanderdyke is the best Rebel 
that ever came from New York. 

Tenny Sprague with an hilarious pantomime number, and 
Bud Ince, gesticulating wildly as a mad professor contributed 
in the comedy department, while Skip Orem's able crooning 
of "Who Knows?" added a touch of romance to the production. 

Commander Koningsberg who directed and whipped the 
cast into shape, Lt. Comdr. C. B. Shaw, the officer represen- 
tative for the production and Professor D. C. Gilley who 
contributed the musical know-how, were all invaluable in the 
successful presentation of the show. 

The usual capable ministrations of the Juice Gang under the 
direction of Jim Moore, the Stage Gang, headed by Gordy 
Engle, the Prop Gang, Make-up Gang, and Business Gang, 



GLEE CLUB. Bottom row: J. A. Morris, K. A. Kirby, T. A. Ross, A. L. Loeffler, Prof. D. C 
Gilley, F. D. Jackson, R. D. Reem, B. M. Shepard, J. F. Harper. Second row: H. G. Richard, 
W. D. Smith, R. J. Silvestrini, J. R. Morrison, J. H. Bres, E. N. Ostroff, E. H. Wood, R. E. 
Stewart, D. P. Travis, J. N. Mehelas. Third row. C W. Nyquist, C J. Tetrick, O. H. Ware, 
C W. Buzzell, A. D. Jones, J. A. Madigan, W. F. Barbazette, R. J. Miille, D. R. Carlisle. 
Fourfh row: W. W. Fritz, J. G. Skidmore, S. Guch, E. A. Burkhalter, B. F. Price, J. E. Miessen, 
G. A. Prince, P. T. Johnson. Fifth row. Herndon, L. R. Stegemerten, T. R. Golec, W. F. 
Foster, W. B. Purse, K. E. Whyte, S. M. Beck. Sixth row: W. J. Herndon, J. H. Billings, 
J. L. Head, C C. Norman, C. R. Welch, L. W. Seagren, W. H. Lynch. Seventh row: J. M. 
Donlon, E. C. Waller, G. G. Roberts, W. W. Brandfon, D. L. James, P. L. Stephens, R. M. 
Ghormley. Eighth row: J. A. Dickson, J. L. English, C. A. Bivenour, Jr., F. T. Shaver, C. L. 
Culwell, D. W. Thurston. Ninth row: T. P. Riger, R. J. Biederman, D. Chertavian, G. P. 
Barney, H. K. Alexander, J. R. Foster. Tenth row: J. K. Nunnely, C. E. Bennett, H. M. E. 
Keren, W. G. Christoforo, W: E Hutchison, R. L. Swart, Jr. Eleventh row: T. S. Rogers, 
G. E. Nueller, W. G. Rollins, C. Dobeny, R. W. Hay, H. J. Bakke. Twelfth row: H. E. Ruggles, 
H. P. Kilroy, R. N. Lee, G. P. Ritchie, C. A. Brettschneider, C. A. Orem. Thirteenth row: G. L. 
Moffett, Jr., C. A. Lentz, R. E. Goodspeed, F. R. Hunter, J. K. Thomas, H. L. Baulch. 





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Jack Sherwood, director of the combined orchestra and concert 
band, supplied the Brigade with many minutes of fine music. 



JUCE GANG. Bottom row. J. Fenier, R. W. Ridenour, H. E. Rennacker, J. R. Moore, D. Clementj, 
J. P. Reddick, Jr., H. J. Nix. Top row: J. H. Spider, Jr., W. G. Petty, J. Dewing, P. K. Cullinj, 
S. W. Simom, J. T. Rigsbee, P. A. Gallagher, R. D. Painter. 



added immeasurably to the smooth running of both per- 
formances. 

Out On A Limb as is the case in all the Musical Club shows, 
represents the combined efforts of many members of the 
Brigade . . . the success of the show is a tribute to the excellent 
work done by all hands. 

Although the show is the crowning event of the year for the 
musical clubs, the work of many of the organizations goes on 
all year. We have been entertained by the concert band on 
several occasions and have listened to their music as back- 



ground for several smokers. The Glee Club leads us in Christ- 
mas Carols on our last night before Christmas leave. They 
too have entertained us on several occasions, and have been 
especially well received when aided by glee clubs from nearby 
girls schools. The Juice gang is ever-present to lighten our 
hops and our holidays. The NA-10 has reached a new high in 
technique and popularity. The Sound Gang this year, has 
begun a record concert for the evening meal. All things 
considered, this has been a successful year for the musical 
clubs. 



CONCERT BAND. Clarinets: Cunningham, R. B.; Gunning, T. J.; Black, D. L.; Bivenour, C A.,- 
Hershner, C H.; Foley, J. C; Hausold, R. P.; James, D. R. Saxes: Yeager, G. E.; Jacobs. 
French Horn*.- Pogue, D. W.; Gillespie, C R.; Small, R. H. Flutes: Gunckel, D. L; Eyster, R. E.; 
Jones, H. W.; St. Lawrence, R. P. Trumpets: Stornefta, W. K.,- Mcintosh, C D. ; Foster, J. M.; 



Morrison, J.; Bcwersox, F. L; Painter, R. D.; Nelson, R. B. Baritones: Harris, W. L, Cooper, 
S. G.; Roenigk, I. L. Oboe; Smith, P. E. Bassoon: Hillis, D. L. Trombones: Dille, E. K.; Broughton, 
W. R. ; Youngblade, C. J. Basses: Leiser, J. M.; Bennet, C E.; Lynch, W. H. Drums: Edwards, 
L. C; Bangsberg, H. V. 





STAGE GANG. Standing: D. F. Fenee, H. F. Sweitzer, Jr., W. H. Somerville, D. Lister, 
D. A. Dahlman. Seated: M. R. Lachowicz, W. B. Farnsworth, Jr., G. R. Engel, R. C. Anderson, 
R. H. Roberts. 




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The cast of BOY MEETS GIRL brought together a galaxy of stars in a 
hilarious comedy. 

J. Carlyle Benson R. F. Frost 

Robert Law A. C. Boughton, III 

Larry Toms D. W. Thurston 

Rosetti H. B. Lipschutz 

Mr. Friday (C. F. ) W. I. Goewey 

Peggy D. P. Travis 

Miss Crews H. R. Buehler 

Rodney Benin J. E. Booth 

Green C. W. Lamb 

SIflde R. J. Springe 

Susie J. H. Mathews 

Doctor J. T. Ashley, Jr. 

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Stuiio Officer J J" R Kan£Vsk >' 

Cutter W. S. Parr, Jr. 

Major Thompson D. C. Lind 




MAKE-UP GANG. Standing: left to right: W. D. Stapleton, R. L. White, W. H. Trask, 
D. L. Ashcroft. Seated: left to right: J. O. Clark, J. A. Dickson, E. G. Greenberg. 



Ace Boughton playing Law: "I don't know but he had a sinister 
underlip." J. H. Mathews as Susie: "Oh, you're English." 



BUSINESS GANG. Seated: R. K. Ripley, J. W. Green, W. A. Miller. Standing: A. P. Ismay, 
C. T. Howard, J. D. MacKenzie, D. F. Jones. 




This play, first produced by George Abbot at the Cort 
Theatre, New York in 1935, is the hilarious yarn of Hollywood 
screen writers, their problems, and their subjects for scenario. 
It appeared again this season through the Masqueraders in 
Mahan Hall, produced by H. Scott Holder and directed by 
P. N. Sherrill, only to prove that situations do not change from 
year to year, and that a comedy is as humorous today as it 
might have been several years ago, and that Hollywood has not 
changed since the closing of the banks. 



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H. "Scotty" Holder, producer and calming influence of the Mas- 
queraders, managed to iron out all our problems before they 
appeared. Pete Sherrill — director extraordinary — the tempest in 
our teapot — moved his cast about the stage like a chess player. 



"A baby in my office — Good Gad!" Booth, D. C. Lind as Major 
Thompson, J. T. Ashley as the doctor, Mathews, and H. R. Buehler 
as Miss Crews. 




D. W. Thurston as Larry Toms: "Now I don't want you to get too 
excited but ..." Jeb Booth in the role of Rodney Bevin: "Do 
you really think I should filch some of this broth." Dick Frost por- 



traying J. Carlyle Benson: "T'heck with the Rockies . . . back to 
the Foreign Legion." W. I. Goewey as C. Elliot Friday: "Not just 
another picture, but the picture of the year. 



Professor Royal S. Pease, Supervisor — brought to us thirty years 
of Masqueraders' experience and a nack for giving the cast a 
professional polish. 



"I gotta way of cuttin' all this Boer War stuff so's you won't even 
miss it." Goewey, W. S. Parr as the cutter, Frost, and Boughton. 





he welcome climax of a hard year of activity is June 
Week. Lessons and exams are over . . . the Midshipmen 
thrive in the luxury of nothing to do but satisfy the 
dictates of their pleasure-loving consciences. 

After a leisurely morning with the Post or Collier's and a 
hurried dinner, Midshipmen rush out in town after 
their drags. A pleasant afternoon ... a cross country 
hike and perhaps a picnic . . . but ended too quickly by 
a mad dash back to the yard in time for the 1700 P-rade. 
A struggle for a table in a crowded Annapolis restaurant 
... a few worried moments waiting for the drag while 
the precious seconds tick off . . . posthaste over the 
famous cobblestones to the hop . . . three hours of 
pleasure . . . another hour of bliss after the hop ... a 
trip with the flying squadron . . . and a night of sound 
sleep . . . thus runs the pattern of a typical June Week 
day. 

Each class has its special big event during June Week . . . 
plebes begin their dragging career at the Farewell Ball 
. . . youngsters have a special hop . . . second class 
hold their elaborate ring dance . . . and first class 
climax the week of festivities with their graduation 
exercises. 



N winners have their night when they are given a special 
hop at Hubbard Hall. Their athletic achievements are 
further recognized in an awards ceremony. 

June Week parades are held to honor those who have 
been awarded prizes and to grant recognition to the color 
company. Other special events include the superin- 
tendent's garden party, where parents and drags meet 
the superintendent in a gay and formal setting; and the 
No More Rivers ceremony, where the reservoir of satire 
accumulated through the four years' stay is unloosed on 
the executive department, the system, and/or anything 
else that has caused dismay. 

With graduation excercises gloriously ending their joys 
and troubles at the Naval Academy, the new ensigns 
leave to take up posts in the fleet, second class take over 
their responsibilities and privileges as first class, and 
plebes boost one of their classmates to the top of Herndon 
Monument, signifying their release from a position of 
inferiority and servility. Even at this time new plebes are 
on the way to Annapolis to share its joys and disappoint- 
ments, and the Academy settles down to its usual routine 
until another June Week rolls around. 



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The 1948 baseball season was featured by the initial appear- 
ance of the Naval Academy nine in the official Eastern Intercol- 
legiate League. 

Coach Max Bishop, former star second baseman on Connie 
Mack's championship Philadelphia Athletics, started the year 
with several veterans of previous teams. Andy Frahler was 
back for his fourth season as regular left fielder. This was his 
second season in the capacity of field captain of the Navy squad. 
At second base, Eddie Armstrong again showed that he was 
one of the top men in his position in collegiate baseball. The 
Brooklyn speed demon was the team's lead-off batter and led 
the club in hitting. 



Coach Max Bishop finished his eleventh season at Navy. Most 
versatile player on the team, Andy Frahler was clean-up man and 
Captain of the squad for two years. Lee Rensberger was number 
two twirler slated for the top mound position next year. 

Stopper for hot third base-line drives, Pete Boney fired across the 
diamond to Glade Brendle at first base. Brendle was usually good 
for a single in tight games. Morrissey was the target for the pitches 
of Ronnie Burton and Lee Rensberger. 





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Roger Buck covered the hot space between second and third. 
Taking a cut at the ball is lanky Bob Searle, speedy centerfielder 
and heavy hitter shown also in a close-up at the right. 



Two left-handed first basemen turned in consistently fine 
performances at their respective positions. Bill Brendle held 
down the first base job, while Bob Searle patrolled center field. 
The team's number one pitcher for the third successive year was 
Ronnie Burton, a master of control and coolness under fire. 

Filling in the rest of the starting spots in the line-up were 
Pete Boney, in charge of stopping traffic at third base; Roger 
Buck, whose forte was his whip-like throw across the diamond 
from shortstop; and John "Mo" Morrissey behind the plate. 
In right field Bill Hawkins was in control most of the season, 
with Cal Killeen and Carl Goodiel starting several games at 
that position. 

Behind Burton, Lee Rensberger developed into a very reliable 
member of the pitching detail. He gained two shutouts during 
the season. Reaves "Base" Baysinger was a capable standby. 



Front row: Comdr. J. E. Pace, USN, Officer Representative; C. J. Killeen; W. G. Brendle; 
R. S. Burton; A. L. Frahler; R. H. Searle; P. Boney; J. N. Morrissey; Mr. M. F. Bishop, coach. 
Second row: J. P. Gaffigan, manager; R. H. Baysinger; W. B. Droge; D. K. Forbes; Ted 
Smith; C. Doboney; E. L. Mauzy; W. F. Hawkins; L. O. Rensberger; Mr. Doc Snyder, trainer. 
Third row: W. B. Anderson; C. D. Goodiel; D. A. Nadig; H. T. Evans; G. J. Murphy; R. L. 
Buck; K. E. Bixby; E. S. Armstrong. 



Best pitcher in the day League and a hitter who often won his own 
ball games, tall easygoing Ronnie Burton! 






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Navy Water Polo can be accurately called a true midship- 
man's sport. Possessing no regular varsity team for almost a 
decade, enthusiasm for the game among exceptionally good 
inter-battalion teams has resulted for two years in informal 
clashes with the traditional rivals from West Point. Remark- 
able about these bits of combination sea-going basketball and 
wrestling has been that the initiative has come entirely from 
the ranks of the midshipmen themselves. '48-B boys Bob Claitor, 
Jeff White, and Bunny McCallum represented Bancroft Hall's 
eager swimmers in talks this year with the Athletic Depart- 
ment. The result was permission to attempt revenge for the 
preceding year's 8-7 defeat in a game that was remembered 
for fantastic disorganization but extremely spirited play. 

But disorganization was not to be the keynote this year as 
Comdr. R. G. Mayer volunteered his time to coach the anxious 
midshipmen into shape. The West Pointers also appeared will- 
ing and quite ready as for the second time they journeyed to 
make war -with the boys on the Severn's shore. All the aspects 
of a major Army-Navy game were evident when play was 
begun m the crowded Natonum. 

Navy's Capt. Bob Claitor dominated the initial play, but 
everybody got into the act to score. Claitor, Train, Vincent, 
and Maguire bombarded Army's net to give Navy a half-time 
lead of five to one. The second half appeared different when 
Army quickly tossed in three balls to lag by a narrow one 
point margin. 

Defensemen Maguire, White, Talor, and O 'Flaherty held 
firm as Navy goalie Bill Graham stopped thrillers, and the game 
ended with the midshipmen decisively ahead 7-4! Navy was 
again mistress of the seas in an exciting spectator sport. 



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Sob Sunday lived up to its name for us. Unlike our ring 
dance . . . this function happened in the rain . . . almost. 

The day started bright and sunny . . . with plebes scurrying 
around cleaning up after a year of first class room condition 
Zebra . . . with first classmen after those last minute Baccalaure- 
ate Service tickets . . . with second and third classmen standing 
around watching the fun . . . the day took on its normal tenor. 
Then, with the staffs complete for the first time in a year, we 
marched off to our last chapel service. 

The Admiral and the Commandant greeted us at the door . . . 
our friends and families watched us fill the center sections . . . 
then the whole crowd settled down to hear what this Bacca- 
laureate service had in store. 

Service . . . sacrifice . . . personal freedom and servitude . . . 
the words of this and a hundred previous services blended into 
a chapel memory. 

The National Anthem . . . Navy Blue and Gold ... a fitting 
climax to a climactic service ... a service we will long remem- 
ber. 

Then back to Bancroft Hall ... in a summer shower . . . 
there to see the fruits of our plebes labors. The family had their 
chance to see the "hole" . . . familiarize themselves with the 
"sack" . . . and meet the "wife." It was all new and different 
to them. 

After formation the sky opened up in earnest and June Week 
was off to a wet start. It did give us an excuse to stay indoors 
and talk over four years of separation . . . and plans for a future 
together. 



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H. D. Adair, Jr. 
R. C. Adams 
T. E. Alexander 
R. T. F. Ambrogi 
R. C. Anderson 
W. S. M. Arnold 
W. R. Ayers 
G. T. Balzer 
W. H. Barnes, III 
W. H. Barton, Jr. 
W. R. Bartow 
R. W. Bates 
J. R. Bavle 
R. L. Beatty 
G. M. Bell, Jr. 

B. W. Bevis 

P. P. Billingsley 
W. T. Blakney 
F. L. Bowersox 

C. R. Braley, Jr. 
R. W. Brown, Jr. 
J. S. Brunson, Jr. 
P. G. Bryant 

D. G. Buchanan 
R. G. Buechler 

J. E. Callahan, Jr. 

E. C. Castle 
J. D. Caylor 
M. A. Chiara 

W. T. Chipman, Jr. 



W. S. Clark, Jr. 
R. A. Cochran 
J. H. Conable 
B. L. Daley 
J. E. Davenport, Jr. 
J. M. Davis 
L. V. Delling 
G. W. Dittmann 

B. S. Dowd, Jr. 
R. D. Duncan 
G. R. Engel 

J. Evasovich 

E. M. Eyler 
R. M. Fluss 

F. C. Fogarty 

C. A. Fowler, III 
A. L. Frahler 

I. N. Fraser 

E. Frothingham, Jr. 

S. B. Garner 

S. W. Gaylord, Jr. 

R. L. Ghormley, Jr. 

G. E. Goodwin 
R. I. Gornik 

W. C. Graham, Jr. 
E. J. Gray 
H. Gurman 

D. R. Hamlin 
S. R. Hawe 
W. R. Hintz 



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H. S. Holder 

L. R. Howard 

H. R. Humphrey 

R. D. Huntington, Jr. 

J. M. Ivey, Jr. 

F. D. Jackson, Jr. 
J. W. James 

A. L. Jansen 
J. L. Jensen, Jr. 
H. N. Kay 
W. H. Keen 
R. E. Kenyon 
R. S. Lee, Jr. 

G. A. Leighton, Jr. 
C. L. Lewis 

H. B. Lipschutz 

A. L. Loeffler 
H. B. Loheed 

J. R. Lowdenslager 
M. D. Marsh 
J. W. McCord 
M. C. McFarland 
DA. Mclver 
R. R. McKechnie 

C. Mertz, 3rd 
E. W. Meyers 
J. Montalvo 

B. A. Moore, Jr. 
J. R. Moore, Jr. 
R. B. Moore 

S. K. Moore 

D. R. Morris 

E. C. Moss 

L. W. Mulbry 
R. R. Neely, Jr. 
M. L. Norton 
R. W. O'Reilly 

F. W. Orr, Jr. 
O. C. Paciulli 

G. L. Palmer, Jr. 



1 
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Ml 



J. M. Perkins 

C. E. Ransom, Jr. 

H. B. Rardin 

W. L. Rees 

H. E. Rennacker 

H. L. Robiner 

J. P. Rogers, Jr. 

E. H. Ross, Jr. 

T. A. Ross 

A. R. Schofield, Jr. 

R. E. Schwoeffermann 

R. U. Scott 

P. N. Sherrill 

J. N. Sherwood 

R. C. Smith, Jr. 

R. H. Sprince 

R. J. Springe 

E. F. Stacy 
T. E. Stanley 

H. R. Stringfellow, Jr. 
R. Struyk 
R. T. Styer 
C. L. Suit, III 
G. H. Sullivan, Jr. 

F. J. Suttill, Jr. 
J. P. Tagliente 
R. M. Tatum 

K. M. Treadwell 
C. C. Villareal 
Q. W. Wagenfield 
R. E. Wainwnght 
K. B. Webster 
W. Wegner 
J. K. Welsh, Jr. 
S. M. Williams 
T. B. Wilson, Jr. 
T. Woods, II 

G. S. Wright 
E. M. Zachanas 



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FOOTBALL 


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Ahromitis, W., Jr 


Key, H. N., Jr. Scott, R. U. 






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Baysingcr, R. H., Jr. 


Knoizen, A. K. Shimshak, R. E. 


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Cooper, C. G. 


Lawrence, R 1 Smith, E. N. 






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Earl, W. C. 


Markel, A. L. Smith, R. N. 


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Emerson, S. 


McCully, A. C. Strahley, C. G. 








Frasier, H. G. 


Moore, B. A , |r. Tagliente.J. P. 








Gerber, M. D. 


Russell, R. K. Weir, W. D. 








Golding, E. I. 


Ryan, P.J. Williams, R. P. 








Hawkins, W. F. 


Schiweck, K. W. Wills, J. W., Jr. 






">s. H 


Home, R. E., Jr. 


Schwoeftermann, R. E. Woods, Thomas, II 






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Hunt, R. G., jr. 


150-POUND FOOTBALL 






: ■: 


Albright, D. S.Jr. 


DearingJ. P. Rogers, E. B. , Jr 








Alexander, T. E. 


Fraser, I. N. Roman, P. D. 








Armstrong, E. S. 


Gabriel, W. S. Sarris, P. J. 








Blodgett, F. J. 


Hansen, D. B. Schultz, M. J., Jr. 








Bossert, R. M. 


Herlihy.J. D.,Jr. Sivinski, R. E. 








Bowers, E. S. 


Latham, D. M. Stephens, D. R. 








Briggs, E. S. 


Lawler, R. L.Jr. Stromberg, H. A., [r. 








Buck, C. M. Jr. 


Mayfield, S. G., 3d Tobin, R. G.Jr. 








Bushman, H. J., Jr. 


Menkes, M. Vance, R. C. 








Conley, P. J., Jr. 
Concord, A. E. 


Murray, J. D., Jr. Waller, L. W. T. 
Nelson, P. S. Woodard, D. J. 


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Cooper, A. B. 


SOCCER 




BOXING 




Allen, M. N. 


Ebel, R. C. McLernan, J. V. 


DeWitt, D. D. 


Richardson, M. J. 


Sandlixi, W. C.Jr 


Bendell, L. R. 


Everngam.J. L., Jr. Morgan, W. L.,Jr. 


Duncan, E. F. 


Riggins, W. P., Jr. 


Stockdale, L. A. 


Bentin, M. S. 


Ghormley, R. L. , Jr. Peard, R. W. , Jr. 


Duncan, R. D. 


Roth, F. H. 


Vincent, H. W. 


Chew, R. S.Jr. 


Howe, C. M. Perkins, J. M. 








Coulter, C. P. 


Lochner, G. H. Rice, D. R. 




BASEBALL 




Crosby, H. S. 
Cullivan, D.W. 


Masias, D. A. Schaufelberger, A. A., Jr. 
McDonald, I. T., Jr. 


Anderson, W. "B", Jr. 
Armstrong, E. S. 


Burton, R. S. 
Frahler, A. L. 


Killeen, C. J. 
Morrissey, J. N. 






Boney, P., Ill 


Gaffigan, J. P. 


Nadig, D. A. 




CROSS COUNTRY 


Brendle, W. G. 


Goodiel, C. D., Jr. 


Rensberger, L O. 


Fowler, C. A., Ill 


Oberholtzer, J. P. Raab, F. H. 

BASKETBALL 


Buck, R. L. 


Hawkins, W. F. 

LACROSSE 


Searle, R. H. 






Allen, M. N. 


Hooper, C. S., Jr. 


Schultz, R. A. 


Barrow, J. C. 


Lawler, P. D. Searle, R. H. 


Arnold, H. D. 


Markel, A. L. 


Seth. R. H. 


Claitor, R. G. 


Rensberger, L. O. Sheehan, C. A. 


Chambers, J. H. L., Jr. 


McNally.J. J. 


Smith, C. R., Jr. 


Eliopulos, G. J. 


Robbins, J. W. Woods, H. D. 


Cobb, W. C. 


Needham, R. C. 


Stutt, W. C. 






Coulter, C. P. 


Page, E. W. 


Sivinski, R. E. 




FENCING 


Cruise, E. A., Jr. 


Ryan, P. J. 


Tobin, R. G.Jr. 






Gates, H. K.,Jr. 


Schaufelberger, A. A., Jr. 


Wall, O. A. 


Barton, W. H, Jr. 


Jarrell, D. L. Smith, F. A. 


Hoff, W. E. 






Bryan, W. L. 


Kremidas, W. S. Stacy, E. F. 








Day, J. C.,Jr. 


Kunin, S. L. Suhr, P. B. 




CREW 




Doby, W. C. 


Peterson, C. A., Jr. Tatum, R. M. 


Babbe, R. H. 


Fogarty, F. C. 


Meynck, C. W. 






Bev ls , B. W 


Foulds, D. D. 


Olsen, O. E. 




GYMNASTICS 


Calhoun, J. W. 


Gartland, J. P. 


Pride, A. M. 






Cartwright, J. P. 


Gordon, G. H., Jr. 


Quinn, P. L. 


Billingsley, P. P. 


Kays, J. C. Peard, R. W., Jr. 


Chipman, E. N. 


Gray, G. M. 


Smith, D. A. 


Dunwody, K. W., Jr. 


Lindley, C. B. Ransom, C. E., Jr. 


Craig, D. E. 


Hoover, L. N. 


Trueblood, D. R. 


Gornik, R. 1. 


Machell, R. M. Rogers, J. P., Jr. 


Dittmann, G. W. 


Knoizen, A. K. 


Wallace, J. R. 


Grayson, R. R. 


Metcalf, J. T., Jr. Schenker, M. L. 






Greene, J. L. 


Moffett, G. L., Jr. Schneider, R. P. 




TRACK 




Hoffman, G. L. 


Morrow, R. C. Waller, E. C, III 






Jones, H. W. 




Ambrogi, R. T. F. 


Hall, R. N., 2d 


Oberholtzer, J. P. 




RIFLE 


Barrow, J. C. 


Hardy, M. E. 


Ousterhout, D. T. 




Beeler, J. D. 


Humphrey, H. R. 


Raab, F. H. 


Corson, D. H., Jr. 


Niesse, J. E. Robinson, T. W. 


Berggren, R. E. 


Kennedy,]. R.,Jr. 


Ross, D. S. 


Ellis, D. A., Jr. 


O'Keefe, K. Sawtelle, W. J. 
Rees, G.J. Jr. 


Brannon, P. C. 


Knapp, B. F. 


Scott, R. U. 


Engle, R. E. 


Davis, J. M. 


Lasley, W. W. 


Smith, E. N. 






Fisher, W. R.,Jr. 


Meanix, W. H., Jr. 


Space, D.J. 




PISTOL 


Garibaldi, J. J. 


Murray, J. D., Jr. 




Duncan, E. F. 


Kennedy, R. W. Rawsthorne, E. A. 




TENNIS 




Evans, H. T. 


McGreedy, W. W. Shepard, B. M. 


Allen, D. S. 


Gardiner, T. M., Ill 


Vogt, L. F.Jr. 


Hatmaker, D. B. 


Phares, M. E. Whittier, R. D. 

WRESTLING 


Barnes, W. H., Ill 
Fishman, H. P. 


Schofield, A. R.,Jr. 
Tift, T. W.,Jr. 

GOLF 


Wills, J. W.Jr. 


Chandler, W. D., Ill 


Fletcher, J. A., II Smith, E. N. 








Cochran, R. A. 


Hathaway, C. E. Smith, L. W. 


Bagget, L.Jr. 


Eaton, R. C, Jr. 


Sullivan. D. B. 


Downes, B. M. 


Settle, H. T., Jr. Wisherd, R. B. 


Barrow, J. J. 


Hart, S. C.Jr. 


Wiseman, R. F 


Edwards, H. R.,Jr. 


SWIMMING 


Briggs, E. S. 


Searson, R. A. 

SAILING 




Anderson, R. C. 


Hogue, H. H. Lechner, T. F. 


Baltar.J. E. 


Davis, W. G. 


Robertson. C. G. 


Crosby, J. S., Jr. 


Hoppe, H., Ill Morrison, J. R. 


Brown, C. T. 


Furrh, J. L.,Jr. 


Smith, R. M., Jr. 


Coulburn, F. P., Jr. 


IversJ. F. Ridderhof, D. M. 


Cluett, D. G. 


Henning, J. C, 3d 


Sumner, G. W. , Jr 


Higgins 


, E. C. 


Kanakanui, W. A., Jr. 


Rockey, W. 


K. 


Conover, H., Jr. 


Krause, S. R. 





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CROSS COUNTRY 

(Low score wins ) 



FOOTBALL 






Opponent Hav) 


Opponent 


]%tvy 


Coast Guard Academy 


18 


45 


California 


14 


7 


NAS, Pensacola 


19 


40 


Columbia 


13 


6 


Duke 


28 


28 


Duke 


14 


14 


Maryland 


16 


45 


Cornell 


38 


19 


Nonagonal Championship 


Navy 


placed 


Penn 


21 







seventh 


Notre Dame 


27 





Army 


20 


38 


Georgia Tech 


16 


14 








Penn State 


20 


7 








Army 


21 





WINTER 






J. V. FOOTBALL 




BASKETBALL 




Duke J V 


20 


27 


Johns Hopkins 


32 


67 


NAS, Jacksonville 


13 


21 


Catholic University 


34 


59 


Penn State J V 





19 


Villanova 


61 


39 


NAS, Pensacola 


12 


13 


Maryland 


47 


51 


Penn JV 


9 


13 


Rutgers 


63 


53 


Rutgers JV 





40 


George Washington 


54 


43 


North Carolina JV 


19 


7 


Bucknell 


36 


51 








Duke 


46 


56 


150-POUND FOOTBALL 




Princeton 


34 


50 








West Virginia 


38 


37 


Rutgers 





13 


Muhlenberg 


62 


49 


Princeton 


13 


25 


Penn State 


36 


- 40 


Villanova 


6 


26 


Gettysburg 


46 


50 


Illinois 


6 


27 


Penn 


58 


53 


Cornell 





31 


Virginia 


41 


48 


Penn 


7 


26 


Columbia 


40 


37 








Army 


36 


49 


SOCCER 












Lehigh 
Gettysburg 


o 


1 


J. V. BASKETBALL 







3 


Gettysburg J V 


45 


48 


North Carolina 


1 


2 


University of Baltimore 


37 


61 


Duke 





3 


NAPS, Bainbridge 


40 


44 


Penn State 


1 


2 


Johns Hopkins JV 


24 


42 


Princeton 





1 


Georgetown University 






Penn 


1 





Freshmen 


61 


44 


Yale 





2 


WRESTLING 




Swarthmore 
Army 


4 



2 
1 


Gettysburg 
Alabama Polytechnic 


3 


21 








Institute 


5 


27 


J. V. SOCCER 




Kansas State 


3 


31 


Gettysburg JV 


1 





Columbia 


5 


33 


Maryland 


3 


1 


Princeton 


5 


24 


Wesley Junior College 





7 


Penn State 


6 


28 


Lock Haven Reachers 


2 





Lehigh 


11 


18 


Salisbury State Teachers 






Penn 


5 


26 


College 


4 


2 


Eastern Championship 


Place 


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J. V. WRESTLING 




LACROSSE 






Opponent 


Navy 




Opponen 


Havy 


Navy Preflight, Pensacol; 


i 


36 


Dartmouth 


6 


13 


Washington and Lee 


21 


12 


Harvard 


3 


13 








Syracuse 


2 


14 


GYMNASTIC' 




Yale 


2 


13 


Lock Haven Teachers 






Maryland 


8 


3 


College 


21 


75 


Duke 


14 


8 


Delaware 


22 


74 


Penn State 


3 


9 


Temple 


58 


38 


Johns Hopkins 


9 


8 


Penn State 


55 


41 


Princeton 


4 


5 


Army 


45 


51 


Mt. Washington 


8 


5 








Lehigh 


1 


14 


FENCING 




Army 


9 


10 


Yale 


9* 


17* 








Rutgers 


9| 


17* 


j. v. lacros; .1 




Columbia 


4 


23 


Forest Park H. S. 


6 


2 


Saltus Club 


m 


12* 


Friends School 


11 


4 


Cornell 


ii 


L6 


Baltimore Polytechnic 


6 


4 


New York University 


u* 


15* 


St. Paul's School 


7 


5 


Army 


m 


HI 


Maryland J V 


8 


6 


Princeton 


ih 


I9i 


Johns Hopkins Freshmen 


15 


1 


Eastern Championship 


Placed f 


rst 








National Championship 


Placed second 


TENNIS 






SWIMMING 




Harvard 


8 


L 


Cornell 

North Carolina 
Harvard 
Dartmouth 
Rutgers 


36* 

52 
50 
31 

45 


38i 

23 

25 

44 

30 


University of Maine 

Cornell 

Maryland 

Duke 

William and Mary 

Yale 


1 
9 
2 
8 
9 
9 


8 

7 
L 


o 


Army 

Columbia 

Pennsylvania 


39 
13 

24 


36 
62 
5L 


Virginia 
Princeton 
North Carolina 


8 
9 
8 


1 


L 


RIFLE 






Tulane 


8 


L 


Fordham 
MIT 


L30L 
L37L 


1373 
1391 


Columbia 

Georgetown 

Penn 

Army 


5 


6 

8 


4 
9 
3 

L 


Georgetown 


L343 


1369 


George Washington 


1340 


1375 


Brooklyn Polytechnic 


1324 


1376 








New York University 


L332 


1388 


GOLF 






Lehigh 


L325 


1355 


Cornell 


7 


2 


Maryland 


L418 


1376 


Dartmouth 


2 


6 


Coast Guard 


1388 


1402 


Virginia 


L 


8 


Army 


1394 


1406 


Duke 


7 


2 








William and Mary 


4 


8 


PISTOL 






Princeton 


4| 


41 


Merchant Marine 






Penn 


4| 


4| 


Academy 


1215 


1359 


Eastern Championships 


Navy placed 


MIT 


1225 


1383 




second 


Coast Guard Academy 


1314 


1352 


Maryland Inter. 


Navy placed 


Army 


1310 


1363 


Championships 


thii 


d 








Army 


1 


8 


SPRING 




TRACK 












Maryland 


77 


49 








Penn Relays 


Placed 


BASEBALL 






fourth 


Springfield 


4 


5 


Villanova and 






Syracuse 





5 


Manhattan 


27| 


73 


Trinity 


L 


2 




613 




West Chester Teachers 






Duke 


63§ 


67f 


College 


9 


2 


North Carolina 


69 


62 


Villanova 


4 


5 


Heptagonal Games 


Placed fiifth 


Columbia 


1 


5 


Army 


77 


54 


Rutgers 


2 











Yale 





2 


CREW 






Gettysburg 


4 


1 




JV. 


Varsity 


Brown 


2 


4 


Columbia 


1st 


1st 


Harvard 


2 


4 


Princeton 




1st 


Dartmouth 


3 


2 


Yale 




1st 


Princeton 
Cornell 
Maryland 
Penn State 





2 


Adams Cup Regatta 


2nd 


2nd 


2 
3 
5 


L2 
2 
8 


Eastern Championship 
Regatta 


5th 
1st 


3rd 

1st 


West Virginia 


6 


7 








Penn 


1 











Army 





10 


SAILING 










Pentagonal Regatta 




Second 


J. V. BASEBALL 




Hexagonal Regatta 




First 


NAS, Norfolk 


8 


1 


Eastern Champs. 




Sixth 


Burnette Athletic Club 


7 


8 


Middle Atlantic Dinghy Champs 


First 


Aberdeen Proving 






National Dinghy Champs. 


Third 


Ground 


5 


6 


Army 




First 



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iK 1948 



10.00 a.m. 
1.30 p.m. 

3.00 p.m. 
4.30 p.m. 
9.15 p.m. 



10.30 A.M. 

4.00 p.m. 
9.00 p.m. 



9.00 a.m. 

11.00 A.M. 

1.30 p.m. 
9.15 p.m. 
9.15 p.m. 

9.00 A.M. 

4.00 p.m. 
9.15 p.m. 

9.30 a.m. 
9.30 a.m. 

11.00 A.M. 

5.30 p.m. 
9.15 p.m. 
9.15 p.m. 



10.30 a.m. 
12.00 m. 

5.30 p.m. 

9.15 p.m. 



11.00 A.M. 



Saturday, 29 May 

Crew, Cornell (Varsity, junior varsity, freshman). 

Baseball, Army, Lawrence Field. 

Golf, Army, Naval Academy Golf Course, North Severn. 

Track, Army, Thompson Stadium. 

Informal, all classes, Dahlgren Hall. 

Class of 1949 Ring Dance, MacDonough Hall. 

Sunday, 30 May 

Chapel Services — Baccalaureate Sermon for First Class and 

guests, Chapel 
Vesper Service for midshipmen and their guests, Chapel 
Midshipmen's Orchestra and Glee Club Recital — all classes 

and guests, Mahan Hall. 

Monday, 31 May 

Color company practice for Presentation of Colors, Worden 

Field. 
Presentation of athletic and extracurricular awards, Thompson 

Stadium. 
Demonstration of Trick and Fancy Shootings, Farragut Field. 
"N" Dance for "N" Winners, Hubbard Hall. 
Hop, all classes, Dahlgren Hall. 

Tuesday, 1 June 

Prize winners practice for Presentation of Prizes, Worden 

Field. 
Band Concert. 
Hop, First Class, Memorial Hall. 

Wednesday, 2 June 

Color company practice for Presentation of Colors, Worden 

Field. 
Drill events: 



Sailing, Gunnery, Engineering, Seamanship 
and Navigation. 



Air Show by Flight Exhibition Team. 
Brigade Parade, Worden Field — Presentation of Prizes. 
Superintendent's Garden Party for Graduating Class. 
Hop, Third Class, MacDonough Hall. 

Thursday, 3 June 

Rehearsal of Graduation Exercises, First Class. 

Air Show by Flight Exhibition Team. 

Brigade Parade, Worden Field — Presentation of Colors. 

Farewell Ball, Dahlgren Hall. 

Friday, 4 June 
Graduation Exercises, Dahlgren Hall. 




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1. The Navy Department awards a trophy to that midshipman of each graduating 
class who has demonstrated outstanding proficiency in the use of the service carbine, and 
also a trophy to the foremost pistol shot of each graduating class. These trophies are 
designated, respectively, as the "Secretary of the Navy's Rifle Trophy" and the "Secretary 
of the Navy's Pistol Trophy." 

Recipients: Rifle Trophy — Midshipman Keith O'Keefe, 1st C ass. 

Pistol Trophy — Midshipman Richard John Clas, 1st Class. 

2. The Naval Academy presents gold, silver, and bronze medals, respectively, to the 
midshipmen of the second class who stand first, second, and third in excellence in small- 
arms target practice. 

Recipients: First Prize (Gold Medal — )Midshipman Ralph Dudley Whittier, 

2nd Class 
Second Prize (Silver Medal) — Midshipman James Douglas Butler, 

2nd Class. 
Third Prize (Bronze Medal) — Midshipman Edgar Arthur Rawsthorne, 

2nd Class. 

3. The Superintendent addresses letters of commendation to those midshipmen of 
the graduating class who have demonstrated outstanding officerlike qualities, and who 
have contributed most by precept and example to the development of these qualities 
within the Brigade. 

Recipients: Midshipman Richard Underhill Scott, 1st Class. 

Midshipman Robert Eugene Schwoeffermann, 1st Class. 
Midshipman Richard Edward Shimshak, 1st Class. 
Midshipman Robert Norman Smith, 1st Class. 
Midshipman Donald Duane Foulds, 1st Class. 
Midshipman John Meredith Davis, 1st Class. 
Midshipman George Lee Hoffman, 1st Class. 
Midshipman Charles Glasgow Strahley, 1st Class. 
Midshipman Paul Lewis Quinn, 1st Class. 
Midshipman Thomas Woods, II, 1st Class. 
Midshipman Robert Ray Carson, 1st Class. 
Midshipman Charles Edward Hathaway, 1st Class. 
Midshipman William Henry Barnes, III, 1st Class. 
Midshipman Frederick Louis Nelson, 1st Class. 
Midshipman John William McCord, 1st Class. 
Midshipman Richard Ward Bates, 1st Class. 
Midshipman Ben Adams Moore, Jr., 1st Class. 
Midshipman Richard Earl Nicholson, 1st Class. 
Midshipman David Marquis Smith, 1st Class. 
Midshipman Charles Addison Fowler, III, 1st Class. 

4. The Class of 1871, United States Naval Academy, provides a fund for the pur- 
chase of a dress sword by that midshipman of the graduating class who is declared most 
proficient in practical and theoretical ordnance and gunnery. Recipient: Midshipman 
George Lee Hoffman, 1st Class. 

5. The Class of 1879, United States Naval Academy, has presented to the Naval 
Academy a plaque, on which each year is engraved the name of the final Midshipman 
Brigade Commander in recognition of outstanding leadership within the Brigade. Re- 
cipient: Midshipman Richard Underhill Scott, 1st Class. 



6. The Class of 1897, United States Naval Academy, presents a sword to that mid- 
shipman of the graduating class who has contributed most by his officerlike qualities and 
positive character to the development of naval spirit and loyalty within the Brigade. 
The name of the midshipman to whom the sword is awarded is inscribed on the Class of 
1897 Cup, which remains at the Naval Academy. Recipient: Midshipman Richard 
Edward Shimshak, 1st Class. 

7. The Class of 1912, United States Naval Academy, presents a wrist watch to 
that midshipman of the graduating class who stands highest for the course in English. 
Recipient: Midshipman Ernest Carl Castle, 1st Class. 

8. The Class of 1924, United States Naval Academy, presents a gold watch to 
that midshipman of the graduating class who stands highest for the course in the Depart- 
ment of Marine Engineering. Recipient: Midshipman Thomas Bryan Wilson, Jr., 1st 
Class. 

9. The General Society Sons of the Revolution has presented to the Naval Academy 
a Cup, on which each year is engraved the name of the midshipman of the graduating 
class most proficient in practical ordnance and gunnery. Recipient: Midshipman John 
William McCord, 1st Class. 

10. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presents a Kodak 
to that midshipman of the graduating class who excels in seamanship. Recipient: Mid- 
shipman Edward Bowen Fleming, 1st Class. 

11. The United Daughters of the Confederacy presents a pair of marine binoculars 
known as the "Maury Prize," to that midshipman of the third class who excels in physics. 
Recipient: Midshipman Floyd Ames Smith, 3rd Class. 

12. The Military Order of Foreign Wars presents a pen and pencil set to that mid- 
shipman of the graduating class who stands highest for the course in the Department of 
Mathematics. Recipient: Midshipman Francis John Suttill, Jr., 1st Class. 

13. The National Society United States Daughters of 1812 presents a "Life Mem- 
bership in the U. S. Naval Institute" to that midshipman of the graduating class who 
attains the highest standing for the electrical courses in the Department of Electrical Engi- 
neering during First Class year, and who accepts a commission in any branch of the naval 
service. Recipient: Midshipman Francis John Suttill, Jr., 1st Class. 

14. The Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century presents a "Life Mem- 
bership in the U. S. Naval Institute" to that midshipman of the graduating class who 
excels in history. Recipient: Midshipman Howard Norman Kay, 1st Class. 

15. The National Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the 
Republic, presents a wrist watch to that midshipman of the graduating class who is most 
proficient in "Rules of the Road." Recipient: Midshipman Boone Case Taylor, IstClass 

16. The Naval Order of the United States presents prizes, as enumerated, to the 
four midshipmen who in a competitive examination show the broadest knowledge and 
most thorough understanding of world history of the present day: 

(a) SENIOR CONTEST (open to midshipman of the first, second and third 
classes). 
First Prize: A wrist watch. Recipient: Midshipman Harry Joseph Donahue, 

2nd Class. 
Second Prize (2 winners ): A letter of commendation from the Naval Order 
of the United States and a two years' subscription to a news magazine se- 
lected by the examining board. 

Recipients: Midshipman Frank Stuart Beal, III, 3rd Class. 
Midshipman Howard Norman Kay, 1st Class. 



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(b) JUNIOR CONTEST (open to midshipman of the fourth class). Prize: A let- 
ter ot commendation from the Naval Order of the United States and a 
two years' subscription to a news magazine selected by the examining 
board. Recipient: Midshipman Thomas Patrick Conlin, 4th Class. 

17. The American Legion National Organization presents a wrist watch to that 
midshipman of the third class who stands first for the course in United States Foreign 
Policy. Recipient: Midshipman Ted William Isles, 3rd Class. 

18. The National Encampment of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United 
States presents a desk clock to that midshipman who graduates at the head of his class for 
the course. Recipient: Midshipman FrancisJohn Suttil, 1st Class. 

19. The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars presents a wrist watch 
to that midshipman of the graduating class who shows the greatest improvement in 
weighted average mark for the course over that of Fourth Class year. Recipient: Mid- 
shipman Richard Dana Schneider, 1st Class. 

20. The Military Order of the World Wars presents a service automatic pistol to 
that midshipman of the graduating class who shows the greatest improvement in weighted 
average mark of the last year of the course over that oi the combined first two years of the 
course. Recipient: Midshipman Roderick Bruce Moore, 1st Class. 

2 1 . The Fleet Reserve Association presents a wrist watch to that midshipman of the 
graduating class who stands highest for the course in conduct and aptitude. Recipient: 
Midshipman Richard Edward Shimshak, 1st Class. 

22. The National Society Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America pre- 
sents a wrist watch to that midshipman of the graduating class who proves himself most 
proficient in practical and theoretical navigation. Recipient: Midshipman William 
Wegner, 1st Class. 

23. The Trident Society, United States Naval Academy, presents checks to the 
midshipmen who are adjudged the winners of a public speaking contest held under the 
auspices of that Society. 

Recipients: Midshipman Robert Kenyon Ripley, 2nd Class. 
Midshipman John Miller Kirk, 3rd Class. 
Midshipman James Keating Welsh, Jr., 1st Class. 
Midshipman Joe Sax, 3rd Class. 

24. The late Colonel Robert M. Thompson, Class of 1868, U.S.N. A., presents a 
navigating sextant to that midshipman of the graduating class who proves himself most 
proficient in practical and theoretical navigation. Recipient: Midshipman William 
Wegner, 1st Class. 

25. The late Dr. Henry van Dyke has provided funds for the awarding of a gold 
pocket watch to that midshipman of the graduating class submitting the best original 
article on any naval or equally patriotic subject. Recipient: Midshipman Donald Robert 
Morris, 1st Class. 

26. The heirs of the late Lieutenant Commander Gardner L. Caskey present a gold 
watch to that midshipman who graduates at the head of his class for the course. Recipient: 
Midshipman Francis John Suttill, Jr., 1st Class. 

27. Mrs. James Edward Palmer presents a wrist watch, known as the "Commander 
James Edward Palmer Prize," to that midshipman of the graduating class who shows 
the greatest improvement in the engineering course in the Department of Marine Engi- 
neeing. Recipient: Midshipman Mark John O'Friel, 1st Class. 

28. The late S. Garrett Roach has provided funds for the awarding of a prize in 
memory of his grandfather, the late John Roach, shipbuilder, to that midshipman of the 
graduating class who shows the greatest improvement in weighted average mark for First 
Class year over that of Second Class year. The prize for this year is a sword. Recipient: 
Midshipman Robert Allan Schultz, 1st Class. 



29. Mrs. James Sturgis Willis presents a wrist watch to that midshipman of the 
graduating class who shows the greatest improvement in weighted average mark, includ- 
ing aptitude and conduct, for First Class year over that of Fourth Class year, and who 
accepts a commission in the service, unless he is physically disqualified to receive a com- 
mission. Recipient: Midshipman Richard Dana Schneider, 1st Class. 

30. Mrs. Douglas R. Lacey presents a wrist watch, known as the "Jack Cobb Moore 
Prize," to that midshipman of the graduating class who stands highest for the course in 
Naval Aviation. Recipient: Midshipman William Newell Small, 1st Class. 

31. The United States Lines presents a pair of marine binoculars to the graduating 
midshipman who stands highest for the course in the Department of Foreign Languages. 
Recipient: Midshipman Jorge Isaac Montalvo, 1st Class. 

32. The American Bureau of Shipping presents a wrist watch to the graduating mid- 
shipman who stands highest for the mechanical drawing and descriptive geometry courses 
in the Department of Marine Engineering. Recipient: Midshipman Willlam Wegner, 
1st Class. 

33. Two prizes are awarded from the income intrusted to the Naval Academy Ath- 
letic Association by the late Colonel Robert M. Thompson, Class of 1868, U. S. Naval 
Academy, to the two midshipmen who win first and second place in Inter-Class Sailing. 
Recipients: First Prize (a pair of marine binoculars) — Midshipman David Grenfeli 

Cluett, 2nd Class. 
Second Prize (a pair of marine binoculars ) — Midshipman Frederick Geller 
Horan, 2nd Class. 

34. The Admiral DuBose Trophy, on which is inscribed annually the name of the mid- 
shipman most proficient in the handling of yawls and designated as the winning yawl 
commander. Recipient: Midshipman Hubert Bradford Loheed, 1st Class. 

ATHLETIC AWARDS 
The Naval Academy Athletic Association offers the following awards: 

35. A pair of marine binoculars to that midshipman who has personally excelled in 
athletics during his years of varsity competition. Recipient: Midshipman Edgar Newbold 
Smith, 1st Class. 

36. A Cup on which is inscribed the name of the company winning the Inter-Company 
Athletic Competition of the current academic year. The presentation of this award is 
made to the midshipman company commander of the winning company. Recipient: 3rd 
Company. Midshipman Ian Nairn Fraser, 1st Class. 

37. A Cup, known as the Stuart Oxnard Miller Memorial Lacrosse Cup, on which is 
inscribed annually the name of the member of the Naval Academy Lacrosse Squad who 
is deemed to have contributed most to the success of the team. Recipient: Midshipman 
Charles Parker Coulter, 1st Class. 

38. A Cup, known as the Walling-Kimmel Memorial Tennis Cup, on which is in- 
scribed annually the name of the member of the Naval Academy Tennis Team who is 
deemed to have contributed most to the success of the team. Recipient: Midshipman 
Horace Paul Fishman, 2nd Class. 

39. The Class of 1938, United States Naval Academy, presents a wrist watch to 
that midshipman of the graduating class who, by his spirit and character while serving on 
the Junior Varsity Squad, has done the most to promote football at the Naval Academy. 
Recipient: Midshipman Alan Lester Jansen, 1st Class. 

40. A Cup, known as the Crenshaw Memorial Cup for Coxswains, on which is in- 
scribed annually the name of the coxswain of that eight-oared crew which wins the great- 
est number of races during the year. Recipient: Midshipman John Patrick Gartland. 
2nd Class. 

The late Colonel Robert M. Thompson, Class of 1868, United States Navai 
Academy, has provided funds tor the following award: 

41. A Cup, known as the Thompson Trophy Cup, on which is inscribed annually the 
name of the midshipman who does most to promote athletics. A small replica of this cup 
is presented to the midshipman receiving the award. Recipient: Midshipman Richard 
Underhill Scott, 1st Class. 



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Mrs. Katherine Wainwright Austin, of North Andover, Mass., a 
friend of our Company Commander and a sister of a classmate 
was our color girl. A widow of a war hero she and Fred echoed 
the tempo of the world about us. 



Climaxing a year of inter-company competition is the pres- 
entation of the brigade colors to the company which has stood 
highest in the military and athletic contest that crowns them 
tops in smartness and spirit. 

The story of this year's color company is a story of coopera- 
tion and effort from every man in the company, including the 
plebe with the two left feet. However no matter how hard we 
applied ourselves to the task it is doubtful whether the results 
would have been the same without the outstanding leadership 
of two of the finest company commanders in the Academy. 

Few of us will forget how the Tenth rose from 24th place in 
1947 to first place one year later in 1948. But longer than the 
actual achievement accomplished will we remember the year 
we spent with each other back in '48. 

The details of the race have become a part of our lives that 
are best remembered by us alone. Not until the very last month 
of the competition were we even conscious of the fact that you 
had to take a strain to come out in front. 

The Tenth is proud to represent the Brigade of mishipmen 
as color company for we think that the classes that were here 
with us this year can take their place in the Fleet with any class 
that has gone before us or any that are yet to come. 



COLOR COMPANY ORGANIZATION 

1st Regimental Commander, R. E. Shimshak 
3rd Battalion Sub Commander, B. A. Moore 
3rd Battalion Adjutant, H. A. True 
Company Commander, F. L. Nelson 
Company Sub Commander, W. C. Pierson 
Company Petty Officer, J. P. Law 
1st Platoon Commander, W. R. Fisher 
2nd Platoon Commander, E. H. Ross 
3rd Platoon Commander, E. M. Zachanas 

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M. M. McKinley 

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J. A. Cox 
H. E. Allen 
R. I. Henderson 

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J. C. McCoy 
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W. E. Wynn 
R. W. Taylor 
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.t is the great bridgeless distance between men which 
makes each seem apart unto himself, and which makes 
all men seem alike unto one another. The alikeness makes 
a group such as a class, and the apartness creates a 
singularity such as an individual. 

That is why it is not strange that all the men in this 
section looked alike to one another at one time. Whether 
they came from the great sprawling mass of the city or 
from the dense wilderness of the outlands they seemed 
alike . . . they acted alike . . . reacted alike . . . ate 
alike . . . roared alike. Until they came to know that 
distance which surrounds all men. 

As the distance, the apartness, the singularity came 
under examination the men became further separated as 
individuals ... as characters ... as jokers ... as 
sharpies . . . musicians . . . boys . . . students . . . artists . . . 
and men. Each then became unto his fellows apart unto 
each, and thus received recognition as a personal being. 
This was friendship. And the bulwark of the class was 
founded. From this comes the alikeness of the class and 
yet the vast loneliness of the individual member. 






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R. U. Scott, Class President 



R. E. Schoefferman, Vice President 




HISTORY 



The chronological narrative concerning a class commences 
years, sometimes decades, before it gravitates as a group in 
Memorial Hall to be sworn in. It reaches into the lives of hun- 
dreds of men . . . and hundreds more who never see the inside of 
that hall. The process of selection extends over the entire ter- 
rain of the country, into the mountains and hills, and along the 
river banks to people who have never seen a Naval officer out- 
side of the theater, and to people who have never seen anything 
else. It embraces every conceivable type of human being, neither 
knowing nor realizing strata, set, class, or color beyond indi- 
vidual intrinsic intelligence. Thrown together, this group, this 
mass gathering, represents our kaleidescopic plebe class ... a 
thousand strong. A thousand confused, elated, spirited, over- 
whelmed, balking people expectant and prepared for anything. 
Such we were, in the June of 1944. 

Catapulted into a space of newness we waded through a 
myriad of activities . . . stenciling everything in sight, looking 
twice as foolish as we felt, wearing one legging, white works, 
and a hat . . . the picture that only a mother could love . . . 
carrying shirts, rainclothes, caps, bathrobes, and collars to the 
officer inspector. Stowing our few belongings in an impossibly 
small locker. Some grumbled that they didn't do it this way in 



the Fleet. The Fleet? That was something as far from our 
minds as the ultimate prospects of the grave. As we shifted 
around and were moved around, it suddenly became apparent 
that through the redolence of wet ink and frozen commands we 
were a part of a class . . . that there were others in the same 
rocking boat . . . that there was always someone worse off, more 
miserable than we . . . that he was a classmate; a member of the 
group of recent fixtures. We grabbed him and clung to him. 
We became a plebe class, and felt the first stirrings of that class 
unity. 

The sweating, striving, monomorphic grind seemed to slough 
onward into an interminable swamp; we were slowly, insensibly 
drawn into a class . . . into a unity . . . into a whole. We 
thought it would never end; he who looked back was 
miserable; he who looked ahead was impatient; he who looked 
in both directions was lost. Everything was concentrated in the 
present . . . telescoped into a great now, the exigencies of which 
we met each hour, each day, in every classroom, at every for- 
mation in a recurring pattern of activity. We ran the gamut of 
Sunshine Alleys; as we double-timed there was the sound and 
sense of a million scraping shoes shuffling in all directions, of a 
thousand minds repeating answers to a profusion of questions, 
of ringing, calling, murmuring in every possible tone, pitch, 
and buzz. We closed an endless corridor of windows morn- 
ing after morning; we laughed in warm, friendly tones, our 
conviviality was unsurpassed as we greeted the immediate 
senior who came in to read the paper, discuss himself, or casti- 



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W. H. Barnes, III, Class Secretary 



C. L. Suit, Jr., Class Treasurer 



gate us. As the caps hurtled into the air June Week, our cheers 
went with them. Perhaps then, we felt more togetherness than 
we had felt since our plebe cruise. A togetherness which was 
destroyed at once with our collective blase, but which we 
remembered. Because that time our class was split; no one 
cared as the caps sailed into the air who was where, in what 
half, or with what future. Our bags had been packed the pre- 
vious night. We went home. 

HE S 11 I II "I" 

Cruise commenced upon our return and was greeted with 
eager anticipation, menacing curiosity, expectation, and antip- 
athy; we had been cajoled, warned, and informed about it for 
so long that nothing concerning it could possibly alter our feel- 
ings. We experienced it as a necessary process; some enjoyed it; 
and we returned the same as we had left, with anticipation, 
menacing curiosity, expectation, and deep, sincere, genuine 
relief. The welcome, cold and misty though it was, shook us to 
the point of wild cheering. The afloat process was at an end, 
but the class ... a strange, anamolous class — with a small B 
after it . . . was at its inception. The sight of that B meant a kin- 
dred spirit . . . another one of the boys, someone else who had 
been on the bottom end of the scissored sheet. The halls became 
alive with fantastic speculation; a thousand fabulous yarns 
were engendered, by the rather portentious fact that we had a 



B on our jumpers, on a new powder blue name tag over the 
door, on all class lists, and on every policy, gouge, form, order, 
memorandum, chit, and tree. It was distinctive. We liked it! 
Moreover, the last had not been heard of that small B. It 
represented a new field for comments, remarks, gags, and con- 
versations which never soured or grew stale through over use 
... a field which was to remain with the entire class emphati- 
cally through third class year. The day of the three-year-won- 
der w r as at an end. For a moment the vast and awesome system- 
structure was at a loss, not knowing precisely where we fitted 
into the plan, and for a -while there seemed to be some doubt 
as to whether or not we fitted in at all. But it was only mo- 
mentary; and while some tranquillity was restored with defini- 
tive dispatch, the remainder trickled in every month. It wasn't 
long before the distillation was complete and the resulting gap 
so wide that even roommates were disremembered. From that 
time on there was never a dissenting word . . . only astounding 
rumor. As third classmen, aside from precipitating rumor, we 
at last felt conscious of perspective; we realized with constant 
rumination what those thousand scuffling shoes of the double- 
timing plebe meant; what it took to properly execute a squared 
corner; and we realized with repeated force that, strangely 
enough, we were not running the show. It was during the 
middle years that this perspective was acquired. We griped, 
deplored, and reorganized so often that we became saturated 
with plans for improvement . . . grandiose wonderful schemes, 
impossible as they seemed which could arise only from ener- 



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getic, insane, buckets. But at that time we were, again, not 
running the show. 

Instead we were supposed to be bilging, which we were 
not. We were predicted to resign en masse, which we did not 
. . . although sometimes that was equivocal. We were supposed 
to be the most shiftless, lazy, indifferent, cantankerous lot ever 
to go through, and daily we exploded that supposition with 
such violence that in high places the braid commenced to 
whisper. It wasn't that we were eager, alert, military dogs . . . 
we possessed one thing . . . perspective. We dragged, letter- 
wrote, sketched, described, libertied, and re-stenciled our way 
into two diagonal stripes, a relaxed and highly collected bunch 
of dealmasters. 

At this time Naval Aviation arrived. It moved in with the 
thunderous enthusiasm, courtesy, and traditional zest of the 
branch. Its infectious humane approach immediately created a 
class of devotees; courting us with the sum total of color, 
glamor, speed, amazement, and fire meshed together since Kitty 
Hawk; the efficient, smooth, yet unmartinet-like method took 
us in a great Chandelle to appreciation and respect. The out- 
standing achievement of this new upstart department was an 
aviation cruise which was so different, and at the same time so 
valuable that it defies description. We returned with un- 
squared caps, hangar-flying stories, and liberty tales which 
stretched from Rhode Island to Guantanamo. Aviation sum- 
mer: an interlude entitled Camid, raillery, sixteen gallons of 
perfume, a collective tan, numerous helmets, flight jackets, 
nameplates, a million laughs, a modest library, good will, one 
broken arm, and enough alligator bags and silk stockings to 
operate a large store. Once back, another middle year con- 



fronted us like a dreadful impasse, filling us with deep curiosity 
as to what the intellectually surtaxed section of our one time 
prodigious class had waiting. Would we be pleasantly sur- 
prised or drygulched? Again the speculators went wild. 

What they did have in store was pleasant. They asked for 
cooperation in return for a highly desirable item, referred to 
as: Being left alone. Nothing could have met with greater or 
more instantaneous success; the whole plan worked so beauti- 
fully and easily that the year became nearly uneventful. No 
strikes, bombs, fires, or lynchmgs; only the most harmonious, 
innocuous type of healthy class distinction. It was another year 
in which to absorb perspective and fructify our plans for man- 
agement. It was a year of sighing reliefs. A year in which to 
cement the last chinks in the class and present a solid front. A 
year in -which to throw one superb, dynamic, unbridled, chaotic 
week end ... to be lost forever. A year in which to develop 
and polish our dragging finesse into split second timing, com- 
mand decision, and acute control; the upshot of which was an 
infinitude of engagements and other complications. 

THE I1IIS OF JERICHO 

Concurrent with June Week 1947, the class "arrived." 
As the ones left behind streamed noisely from Dahlgren Hall 
already an atmosphere of change seemed evident to us. There 
would be no leave this time, but the bags were packed . . . 
seabags . . . the next day cruise was to start. Another cruise, 
more ships, more work, more routine, and more bridge. And 
untold numbers of gifts and souvenirs . . . this time from the 



Seated: H. L. Robiner; W. Wegner; W. R. Ayers; Standing: M. D. 
Marsh; R. T. F. Ambrogi; W. R. Hintz; E. J. Grey; R. W. Bates, 
Chairman. The Class Crest and Ring Committee gave us the 
symbol of our class unity and of our accomplishment. 



F. H. Gralow; T. E. Stanley; G. L. Hoffman. They composed the 
Plaque Committee, which, after months of planning and study, 
produced the memorial to Boswinkle and Jilson. 





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other side of the ocean. We bought Tartan plaids from Scot- 
land, Harris Tweed, and bagpipes. We were laden with stain- 
less steel knives from Sweden and Denmark, trans-oceanic love 
affairs, and unclad statuettes. And all the while the new '48-B 
class policy was under test. The fruition of our long perspec- 
tive, the policy, inchoate though it was had divided ward- 
rooms all over the world into two camps. It represented to 
one side of the wardroom a collection of improvements, a tabla 
rasa, and a process of streamlining. And an impossible, quack 
remedy to the other. The policy was under test. 

It is not our place to voice recriminations in either direction; 
we can only point out that while we were here, the Naval 
Academy has never been a better place to live. That there has 
never, in its long and enviable record been more amicability 
and understanding between officers, midshipmen, and classes. 
That with the guidance and proper emphasis furnished by the 
policy nothing could have been more humane, necessary, or 
progressive. That with reference to integrity, morale, aca- 
demics, unity, spirit, and feeling the Naval Academy has never 
been stronger. Consequently, the class, this indifferent can- 
tankerous lot, these doomed failures of men, have launched a con- 
cussive change; they have accomplished something beyond grad- 
uating in a broad sense; they have left behind a monument 
through a labyrinth of obstacles, a monument to what they 
already possessed . . . what was experienced in a jabbering 
busload of weekenders . . . what kept the noise level up in 
first class alley . . . what all the gales of riotous laughter always 
meant . . . what the firm address stood for . . . what all the mil- 
lion shuffling scraping shoes had never meant . . . the difference 
between walking a treadmill and running free . . . Spirit. 



POSTSCRIPT 



It is only fair to add, on behalf of those who thought it 
couldn't be done, that we did not proceed without reversals, 
and that it was not all week ends and laughter. There were 
times when the most firm believers began to show signs of 
weariness. There were times when everything we had seemed 
to be hanging in a balance . . . times which pointed to the 
conclusion that we had been wrong . . that we had fired our 
only round, and that it was a dud. Some of the more con- 
servative members of the class commenced to question the 
whole policy change. However, the more sagacious of the 
remainder believed that the difficulties resulted from a seeking, 
a settling, of the medium between military training and lenient 
understanding; they were right. This was only the inception, 
and adjustments were to be expected; inefficiencies were bound 
to creep in. It is not complete, but it is nearly so, and we feel 
that we are, in a sense, pathfinders. 

We were the first class since the war to make it in four (as a 
class) . . . we were the first class to receive extensive court- 
ship from Naval Aviation . . . the guinea pigs in the writing 
of a term-expository-essay . . . the first class to effect a change 
in the way of life of poor, tatterdemalion, frustrated, Mid- 
shipman Gish . . . the symbol for confused anxiety . . . the 
man who has gone through Hell for a hundred years. We 
have trail-blazed our way for two miles beyond the original 
five, and through it all Gish, the tragic character of a centurv, 
the scrapegoat, the eternal bucket, is smiling for the first time. 



Seated: W. Wegner; D. D. Foulds; R. E. Schwoefferman; R. U. Scott; W. H. Barnes, III; A. M. Poteet; T. Woods, II. Standing: G. W. 
Marshall; R. V. Bodmer; K. M. Treadwell; J. M. Ivey, Jr.; E. F. McLaughlin, Jr.; B. L. Daley. The class policy committee consolidated 
our ideals of leadership into a monumental policy. 








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y the very nature of the restrictions imposed ... by the long ruthless days toward one goal ... by 
the inessance of drill, militarism, and bodily loneliness he becomes confined to the life he has chosen 
. . . the life of duties, orders, papers, guns, ships, and seas. Reminders become unbearable to him in the 
small things . . . seemingly inane things . . . his attitude matches the glum, bleak winters he spends 
within the walls ... as the weather strengthens in coldness he exhales his gripes in breaths of white 
frosty vapor and puts his collar up. And during this time he develops . . . quite unbeknownst to him . . . 
a defense ... his sense of humor, without which he cannot survive. Nothing is too serious to escape his 
laughter . . . nothing is too grim for his singular humor nor is anything intentional. He endows himself 
with characteristics he must possess ... a youthful flexibility. He is friendly, gay, sarcastic, bitter, dull, 
exuberant, blunt, cordial, flaccid, witty, and athletic. Under duress he will ruthlessly stand by his class 
... he has no time to ally himself with violent political movements ... he has no time for aimless 
collegiate relaxation . . . his time has been divided for him since his emergence from all previous life . . . 
a past is meaningless . . . the present is hyper-active . . . the future is uncertain. He measures and weighs 
the qualities of people, objects, processes, and emotions by a common standard ... a standard opposed 
to the radical behaviorism frequently engendered by group life and bond. 

But through it all he retains one thing ... in spite of himself and the systems of conformity . . . one 
thing which can never be erased from his person. His individuality. His walk . . . the angle of his cap 
... his loves and hates . . . each separate and distinct. Every word, utterance and noise voiced, heard, 
and sounded is conceived by . . . the individual. 

From this body of men come the following biographies • • • 




The cornerstone and rock . . . the sweeping eternal greens of the land . . . the small farm . . . the 
waterpower and self-control . . . abundant with education, books and learning . . . covered with the 
snow of a luxuriant winter. A center for the winter sports fans of the country, New England stretches 
northward in a great Christie harboring fishing fleets since the inchoate settlements of white men. 
The local man of this section has become, over the course of time, an arch type ... a legend with 
his shrewd independence, his resourceful bargaining, and his tempered attitude ... he has dispatched 
his ships to the ends of the earth and trawled his nets through his beloved sea for nearly three 
centuries. 








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STOCKHOLM 
MAINE 







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BELFAST 
MAINE 



GORDON ALBERT ANDERSON 

Andy just got in under the wire . . . they had to put a temporary bend in the 
Canada-Maine boundary to make him eligible for the Naval Academy. Andy 
claims they grow the best potatoes and Republicans in the world right up 
there in Aroostook . . . he's a pretty good spud himself. A year in the V-12 
program at Franklin and Marshall took the civilian fuzz off his uniform before 
he reported to Navy ... is a good listener until it comes to the system . . . then 
he winds up. Week ends find him giving the airplanes their workout . . . 
has definitely got his eyes on the clouds. Athletically Andy only responds 
when the Executive Department starts waving the execute flag in his direc- 
tion ... in fact Andy is a little reluctant to get too serious about this Navy 
stuff . . . but then Andy is pretty easygoing with just about everything ... it 
just doesn't pay to get riled up over things. Academics are somewhat of a 
chore . . . they have to be done so he wades in and manages to come out the 
victor. Andy has the record here for the greatest number of — and the least 
distance covered on — these week-end, cross-country hikes. Figures on 
heading for the old potato patch when they take the shackles off but we can 
see that Navy is making its mark on him. 



HENRY REMSEN 

From deep in the woods of northern Maine comes Henroid . . . cattle breeder 
. . . gentleman farmer . . . man of parts . . . suave and sophisticated . . . fre- 
quenter of the exclusive soirees of New York City . . . and of the slightly less 
elite cafes of Baltimore . . . easily adaptable to any situation . . . and able to 
make the most of anything he attempts ... be it work or play . . . has spent 
five years by the bay . . . but not because he liked it . . . has since achieved a 
rather pessimistic outlook toward any dealings with the academic board ... no 
paragon of athletic prowess ... he has nevertheless tried his hand at the manly 
art of wrestling . . . but according to rumor . . . only to prime himself for the 
dragging week ends . . . almost as good a judge of women as he is of cattle ... it 
is in doubt as to which appeals to him the most . . . Roid can always be counted 
on to show up with a raving teasing beauty . . . completely groggy from 
reveille until breakfast . . . finally comes sparkling out of his coma about 
fourth period . . . delighting all with his dry humor . . . scintillating in his 
gayer moments . . . erudite in his more thoughtful ones . . . sanguine ... a 
strong friend . . . typical of his state . . . the epitomy of selflessness ... in 
short ... a man. 




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LEWISTON 
MAINE 



RICHARD HINDEN SPRINCE 

The most stricking thing about young Richard was his amazing, unexplainable, 
all-enveloping affinity for women . . . they all loved him, and he them . . . 
changing from one to another with comparable ease and with no trace of con- 
science. He carried on a voluminous correspondence with numerous victims . . . 
enticing chow and other necessities from them all . . . even those he never met. 
Dick never came back from anywhere without a new story . . . gravy train . . . 
big party . . . beautiful woman . . . with a photo to prove it. The search for new faces 
and figures never ended . . . though it can be said he was true to one, his mother. 
His life was not always consumed by his interest in women . . . he's an outdoor 
man . . . from an outdoor state. He prides himself on his love of the many con- 
servative benefits offered by nature. He claims that previous to his entry into 
the Naval Academy his time was so taken in developing his athletic prowess 
that his women could be counted on the fingers of one hand . . . almost. With 
the loss of access to the better things of life his interests changed as did his 
outlook. His photo album grew rapidly ... as did the beast himself, he ac- 
tually put on weight. Neat . . . continually straightening his locker . . . shining 
his shoes . . . combing his hair . . . even before an athletic event . . . You can 
never tell when you will meet a new face, or figure. 



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NORMAN LEWIS HALLADAY 

Here's a great guy trying to get by unnoticed behind his quiet retiring manner 
. . . like so many cases this quiet nature is hiding a pot of personality gold . . . 
Norm is the fellow who needs nothing but a good advertising agency ... a 
little knarled like so many of those New Hampshire oaks . . . plentiously 
supplied with good sound mature judgment that kind of makes the rest of us 
look a little like kids . . . even three years as an enlisted man and the four here 
haven't dulled his shining disposition and sparkling good nature . . . only 
Halladay and the old man of the mountains knows where he picked up Louie, 
but that's what they call him ... he has just the right amount of talent to 
really enjoy athletics ... his cocked hat and radiation smile are magnets to the 
femmes . . . Louie finds life pretty smooth but only because he makes it so . . . 
things just don't ruffle him . . . even if they did he wouldn't let anyone know 
. . . but all these things add up to something we can say in just a few words 
. . . Louie is a real person ... a swell fellow . . . and a guy we are proud to 
call shipmate. 




HILLSBORO 
NEW HAMPSHIRE 



FREDERICK DEWEY JACKSON, JR. 

Fred would be a good college professor, and will be too, after his twenty or 
thirty years in the Navy ... his application of himself to academics was 
admirable ... it was phenominal the way he dug things out of those text' 
books when nobody else knew what was going on behind the words . . . 
he studied hard . . . very conscientious about the things he believed to be right 
. . . easing into a very serious mood when something important was in the air 
... a thinker . . . his appearance somehow portrayed his ambition . . . studi- 
ous . . . neat . . . the organizer or white collar type . . . not athletic . . . more 
artistically inclined, with a flair for getting things done. His deep interest in 
photography was seated primarily in New Hampshire landscape scenes ... his 
skill was demonstrated in the numerous boxes of slides he collected for mental 
visits home. The intellectual type . . . interested in the finer things of life . . . 
no vices . . . the kind of guy you could trust your best girl with . . . kept one 
O.A.O. for four years . . . never dragged for the reasons some of us did . . . 
loved music . . . moralistic . . . regulation . . . crass conversation disgusted 
him . . . considerate . . . thoughtful ... a true friend ... a man with whom 
intellectual conversation was a pleasure ... an escape from the trite grammar of 
military life. 




DURHAM 

NEW HAMPSHIRE 



ROBERT EDWARD MELHORN 

Bob knows the Navy . . . but it didn't come easy ... he got it the hard way 
. . . through the back door. Right from high school to boot camp . . . quite a 
change . . . screamed so hard for a chance to join the active Navy that they 
gave him a nice job in Norfolk . . . Virginia that is . . . NTS . . . NOB . . . 
u'dat, ho USS? A tour at Tome . . . Bainbndge . . . and then to Navy . . . never 
regretted a day of his Naval career . . . except those spent ashore. He has a 
genious for planning things . . . anything ... his studies ... his career ... a 
leap frog race among the harried plebes. Applies himself conscientiously to his 
work with noticeable results at grade time. He applied himself to Lacrosse . . . 
with results . . . the junior varsity goalie spot . . . that was sheer tenacity 
... he had never seen the game before. After plebe year he applied himself to 
his social life . . . with results . . . which he intends to maintain. His good mixing 
quality . . . and appealing line . . . has broken many a feminine heart . . . but 
those days are gone forever. His planning . . . eternal planning . . . made 
many a commonplace occurrence turn into a gay old time . . . even a quiet 
picnic by the Severn can be worthy of a column in the Washington Post . . . 
if Bob's along. 







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MANCHESTER 
NEW HAMPSHIRE 



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PETERBOROUGH 
NEW HAMPSHIRE 




JOHN DAVID PETERSON 

J. D. ... a precocious young lad ever since his birth at the age of seven ... a 
small boy picking up his pin money bootlegging to the upstate carriage trade 
... a total abstainer himself. This did not prevent him from becoming an 
expert in various fields of inertia . . . always in great demand at parties where 
he commanded universal attention with his demonstrations of physical prow- 
ess .. . so typical of his Fenian ancestry. His physical ability was never con- 
fined . . . contrary to the popular belief ... to parlor rugby and the like, for 
on the basketball court and the billiard table it was known that he could shoot 
equally well with either hand. Prior to his entry into several colleges he 
wintered a summer m Alaska ... he still carries the snow . . . where . . . 
bracketing the hunting and fishing ... he wrote many of his renowned collo- 
quies . . . assembled and unpublished under the title . . . Raw Material. An 
unhappy . . . but not unfortunate . . . love affair with a Cornish ballerina 
shattered his carefree college life ... he came to the Naval Academy to study 
in seclusion ... a place well suited to his convex personality. Here . . . again 
bracketing his exemplary conduct and aptitude ... he came into his own. His 
familiar figure casting off the quarter deck . . . setting taught the gun-whales, 
has become a diurnal fixture. It is impossible to speculate upon how far Pete 
will go . . . one thing is certain ... he can't go as fast as his hairline. 



MANCHESTER 
NEW HAMPSHIRE 




ALBERT JAMES THOMPSON 

Now that an oasis has been found in the Anarctica you'll probably hear Aldo 
advocating skis for torpedo boats . . . Admiral Byrd has a serious competitor 
and a worthy successor. Coming from the colder climes of New England . . . 
it is not surprising that he has a preference for winter sports. Skiing is his 
favorite sport . . he follows it with great energy when he gets back to the 
New Hampshire mountains on his Christmas leaves. His secret ambition is 
to buy the slopes of Tuckerman Ravine for his own personal ski slide. Aldo's 
tastes are many and varied ... he goes all out for classical music . . . but his 
interests are not all longhair. He likes nothing better than a good party ... if 
its not good to begin with . . Aldo's mere presence will make things lively 
before long. Your drag . . . that includes everyone from a midshipman to an 
admiral ... is not safe as long as Aldo's on the loose. A local shark at bridge 
— his finesses ranked him with the experts. Always played the roughest 
contact sports . . . came in a mass of blood and bruises. Academics for him 
were a soft touch ... his philosophy that of a happy life He plans to be one 
of the future Take licr down boys. 



MANCHESTER 
NEW HAMPSHIRE 




KENNETH BRUCE WEBSTER 

He would never admit he was a stoic but has accepted the vicissitude of 
Academy life with amazing composure and humor. However hard the re- 
verses . . . remained unruffled . . . pushed on towards the day he knew would 
arrive . . . Graduation. Plebe Math seemed black magic . . . Ken was the 
shackle that held the ancor man. But then ... he would say with a smile ... the 
anchor doesn't stay on the bottom all of the time . . . second class year he proved his 
point by standing thirty-one. At the sight of snow Ken gets a far away look 
in his eyes . . . he's thinking of a pair of skis on the Sherburne Trail ... or the 
Headwall of Tuckerman Ravine. Since there are no slopes by the Severn he 
turns to his second love . . . football ... at times he denounces the game as an 
affront to civilization. His perseverance has brought him up from the J.V. 's to the 
Blue team. Because of his oculatory deficiency . . . one of Ken's original words 
. . . the line will miss an excellent officer . . . the staff will profit by their loss. 
Ken hopes the New Hampshire census will someday show the addition of one 
new Webster family . . . then he'll gather them around him . . . and tell of the 
Old Navy. 



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LEWIS EDSON GLEASON 

Lew still calls the verdant Vermont lulls his stamping grounds after moving 
to Washington, D.C., seven years ago. The tall thin figure with its prominent 
nose could be seen at nearly every hop . . . originator of the No Strain, No Pain 
Policy . . . faithfully followed his policy by staunchly maintaining his right to 
be on the radiator squad . . . considered himself the Beau Brummel with the 
women . . . wears hat at a jaunty angle . . . knows how to study efficiently 
. . . consequently gets more than his share of time on his sack . . . dyed-in-the- 
wool Camid ... it is rumored he wants amphibious duty, etc., da-a-a! En- 
joyed smoking a pipe that smelled like it needed a bath . . . originated the 
idea of having chow-downs every Wednesday night during second class year . . . 
it became a great success . . . has a sharp sense of humor . . . never lacking an 
appropriate comeback for a would-be jokester . . . terrific miler on batt. 
track . . . Chug-a-Lug Gleason plays a smooth hand of bridge and cribbage . . . 
for a mountaineer from Vermont . . . has a rough time maintaining a positive 
GM on all tea cups and coffee cups. 




WARDSBORO 
VERMONT 



ROBERT BORDEN MERCER 

With a row of battle ribons and an unbeatable fighting spirit, Bob came to us 
from the USS Nashville. Hard luck by the bushel didn't dampen this man's 
love for the Navy . . . he's willing to go on for years for that gold stripe. Bob 
spent his second class year trying to prove to the Medical Department that he 
was just as well as any of them. A happy after-thought to that is that he 
remained sat in spite of the necessity of studying in a hospital bed. Here is a 
midshipman who's enthusiastic about his dragging, his sailing and the Navy . . . 
as well as a good bull session. His main worry ... as is everyone's . . . What 
happened to my store credit . . . that's a good question. The fact that he had a 
tough time with Skinny proves that he is normal . . . hovered just close enough 
to the tree to remain a constant blossom on the bush. At times he is a hard 
man to convince ... of anything . . . the rest of the time he's on his sack . . . 
or in it. A New Englander by birth . . . would rather spend his time in Florida 
. . . and as if that's not enough, he would drive his wife crazy rather than give 
up his Spike Jones records . . . probably a contributing factor to his wife's 
absent mindedness. After Navy Tech . . . anything ... so long as it's in the 
Navy, and not to far from wife and fireside. 




BATTLEBORO 
VERMONT 



ORLO CHARLES PACIULLI, JR. 

For having been an Army Brat, Spike is a good lad in normal Army style ... he 
has lived with his family in you-name-it from Massachusetts to California. 
His Latin interests were satisfied by a three year station in Panama. Travel 
has given an aptitude for entertaining conversation which his many friends 
enjoy wherever they collect. Having lettered in ice hockey, skiing, soccer, and 
lacrosse at Lawrence Academy where he spent two years previous to signing 
up for Navy . . . Spike chose to pursue the latter while at the Academy . . . and 
there is not a man he has played against in the ranks of the long sticks who 
won't vouch for his scrappy determination and crafty persistence. When 
Spike sat down to do a problem his slide rule did not cool until he had pulled 
out an answer . . . the right one. Study hours produced one or more visitors 
wanting to see how do you do this one? . . . but he never studied so long that 
there weren't a few remaining minutes in which he could read from the book 
of his current interest . . . from these books was revealed his unabridged per- 
sonality ... for he would read a literary thesis on premonitory research as 
enthusiastically as he would a butler-did-it mystery . . . Orlo is versatile 
. . . dexterously so ... a veritable panacea of humanity. 




MONTPELIER 
VERMONT 



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LAWRENCE 
MASSACHUSETTS 




JAMES EDWARD CALLAHAN, JR. 

His outstanding characteristic: tenacity ... a trait which has stood him in good 
stead here at Navy ... to him some of the technical subjects are a source of 
trouble . . . started with the Class of '47 . . . got by plebe year . . . disaster 
struck in the form of youngster Math and Skinny ... he returned to the ranks 
of the citizens . . . re-entered Boston College to brush up on Math and Skinny 
. . . was reappointed ... on the basis of his work at B.C. ... re-entering the 
Academy he was advanced to our class from the Class of '49 ... a lucky break 
for us. Jim was born and raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts . . . attended 
parochial schools of the area in preparation for college . . . Northeastern 
University . . . V-5 program . . . Naval Academy. An abundance of Irish 
wit ... is always ready to stop work and swap stories . . . insists that he is 
strictly a liberal arts man . . . his hardest subject is all of them with the excep- 
tion of Bull and Dago . . . but luckily academics are only a corner of life . . . the 
congeniality Jim has and his zest for living far out shadow books and figures . . . 
people would give millions to meet life in the sure-footed, happy way Jim does 
. . . swing hard . . . keep smiling . . . and remember everybody gets three big 
strikes to swing at. 



LAWRENCE 
MASSACHUSETTS 




MATTHEW ANTHONY CHIARA 

If ever the confines of Bancroft Hall produced a second Frank Sinatra . . . Matt 
did the producing . . . ask him . . . he'll tell you so . . . besides his singing 
Matt doubled as connoisseur of Italian cooking and financier of his friend's 
dragging ventures. With a peculiar talent for practical jokes . . . when the 
spirit moved him . . . Matt frequently gave us both laughs and a chance to use 
our vocabulary. A bum dope artist supreme . . . took a most fiendish delight in 
seeing his wife proceeding to Steam with his Bull book ... on good terms 
with everyone ... his best friends knew the true value of his friendship ... a 
good-natured lad . . . usually found singing . . . laughing and giving forth with 
the Matt special brand of witticisms ... on certain occasions was given to 
hiding under a cloud of academic inspired gloom . . . during such periods fol- 
lowed a policy of isolation and afternoons found him closeted with the books 
. . . the famous excuse for hitting the tree . . . Yeah hut I had the basic principles. 
Possessed of a wealth of common sense . . . capacity for hard work . . . Matt 
should do well anywhere at anything. 




THOMAS WILLIAM CUDDY 

Sounding like the typical Bostonian is Tomas . . . New England born and bred 
. . . yet still desires to settle down there after his Naval career ... a versatile 
individual at North Brookfield High . . . started wearing his Navy Blue when 
an Admiral Farragut Cadet . . . has been no farther west than Washington, D.C. 
. . . loves his chow as his unfortunate wife can testify . . . thinks that he has an 
Irish accent . . . drags as often as he can . . . with as many as he can . . . 
matches his wits against the Executive Department . . . seaboots have made 
him a martyr . . . academics are the least of his worries . . . skating . . . touch 
football . . . hockey . . . must own the controlling stock in both the Saturday 
Evening Post and Colliers . . . they occupy most of his leisure time . . . takes a 
shower every morning to wake up . . . member of the Flying Squadron . . . 
loves to keep his sack weighted down whenever possible . . . ready to try his 
talented hand at cards at a moment's notice . . . cruise found him making the 
most of liberties . . . cheerful and versatile . . . he'll make his own way 
through life . . . very salty but he claims otherwise . . . usually very quiet . . . 
until you get to know him . . . there is never a dull minute with Tomas ... to 
know him is to like him. 



NORTH BROOKFIELD 
MASSACHUSETTS 



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LELAND FREDERICK ESTES 

One of the salts characters who really belong around here . . . having spent 
most of his life on or near the sea up in Boston. There is no mistaking his bean 
and codfish brogue . . . vitally interested in yachting and sailing in general 
ever since he was able to push a tiller from one side to the other . . . which 
interest occupied the major part of his time as a member of the sailing team . . . 
or on yachts and yawls on week ends and afternoons when dinghies are out of 
season . . . always found where the most work is to be done . . . perhaps the 
most nautical of sailors when handling boats . . . words common to him seemed 
so much Greek to any but old time salts . . . plus his trusted crony Smitty. On 
cruise he could be found hoisting flags or swapping yarns with signalmen. 
Numbered among prolific mail receivers . . . usual allotment at least three 
ever)' day which fact forever puzzled his wife. Music tastes catered to Dinah 
Shore . . . Glenn Miller's band . . . Frank Sinatra . . . recognized any popular 
tune from a few chance bars floating from window or door . . . every man's 
attention should focus on women . . . designed houses complete with cars 
. . . figured fly-boys did not get more pay . . . just sooner ... a surface Fleet 
man . . . hated week-end formations. 




BROOKLINE 
MASSACHUSETTS 



EDWARD BOWEN FLEMING 

Straight from the land of the bean and cod came Little Joe. Although just out 
of high school he had little trouble holding his own in the battle of the books 
for he missed '48-A by only a few numbers. His happy smile and cheerful dis- 
position made him welcome company and many friends. Little Joe was not 
above an occasional dragging week end, especially if it was the full-sized 
edition of the girl on his locker door. We almost lost him on Youngster Cruise 
when he stepped on the twenty-fifth rung of a twenty-four rung ladder, allow- 
ing gravity to take charge ... he came to a screeching halt in the hatchway 
below. This didn't stop him for long even though it put him Hors ic combat for 
the remainder of the cruise. No young Weissmuller, Joe spent many wet hours 
with the glub club but finally managed to pass the first-class swimming test. 
He now wears a pair of golden water wings donated by the Physical Training 
Department. As Irish as the Blarney Stone, Joe swears that Oliver Cromwell 
was the re-incamation of Satan himself. In fact when he landed in England on 
first class cruise, he refused to go ashore until he was quite sure there were no 
Roundheads in the area. 




GREENFIELD 
MASSACHUSETTS 



HAROLD GURMAN 



Look at those eyes . . . they actually have fire in them . . . ebony hair that looks 
like a furious sea . . . Gurman is just what he wants to be . . . unconventional 
... a non-conformist . . . individualist . . . does anything but what is expected 
of him . . . y r et he is one of the best guys we know to have around . . . never a 
dull moment . . . always doing . . . muscular and brainy. His principles are 
sound and well respected ... an iron-bound will that makes them last . . . three 
years or so with the Fleet before Navy- Tech helped to get Hal started on a good 
blue and gold course. A deep thinker loving to wander in the realm of the 
abstract . . . being well read and of a curious nature he ends up in some weird 
conversations . . . never more than about three words of being judged insane 
by everyone he feels obligated to stand right up at the top of his class just to 
show us that he is after all quite rational when the need arrives. Hal's talents 
have cheered many of our bluer moments ... a natural musician ... a suave 
harmomzer ... a perpetual ray of sunshine flitting about these grey walls ... so 
independent that people actually seem to hamper him . . . yet so social minded 
that we can't do without him. 





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LAWRENCE 
MASSACHUSETTS 



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CHARLES WAINWRIGHT HINES 

What's this . . . Boston? said young Carlos as he gazed out from between the lace 
curtains ... I think I'll settle here . . . and so he did ... to the horror of the 
citizenry . . . and has resided there ever since . . . until the fateful day when he 
cast his lot with the Navy . . . and came here to dwell on the banks of the 
Severn and to disrupt the system to the best of his ability. No strain . . . just 
a few numbers . . . said Charlie ... as with fiendish glee ... he hacked down his 
hapless fellows. They can not fry us all . . . what . . . another form 2 to sign . . . they 
must have the wrong Hines ... I'll go straight to the Superintendent. A leading con- 
tender for honors in the radiator derby . . . Hot Shot has nevertheless been seen 
occasionally wielding a mighty stick on the lacrosse field . . . skylarking . . . not 
Chuck . . . oh no . . . would not think of it . . . almost as bad as drinking . . . 
laughing Charley . . . rarely serious . . . that's no deck . . . it's a floor ... a strong 
friend . . . and he is everyone's friend . . . sincere and helpful . . . who's got the 
Juice problem . . . Chuck's working on it. A happy combination of athlete . . . 
scholar . . . practical joker . . . joker . . . and the etcetra's . . . that's Chuck . . . 
isn't that enough? 



BROCKTON 
MASSACHUSETTS 




WILLIAM ELBERT JOHNSTON 

Contrary to all physical phenomena ... a two-dimensional physique . . . earn- 
ing for him the honor of being the only midshipman able to turn sideways and 
slip past watchful eyes when returning from hops late . . . as if to safeguard this 
ingenious method of beating the system this Ichabod Crane-like midshipman 
found it necessary to confine all his extracurricular activities to amassing 
hours of sack time rather than lose the distinction of accommodating Mr. Chas. 
Atlas for one of his Be/ore advertisements. This, however, doesn't necessarily 
mean that Bill weighs only 97 lbs. . . . with his overcoat on he tips the scales 
at a cool 100.5 . . . gazing into the crystal ball of personalities we find that 
Bill lives up to that New England breeding ... a serious nature ... a hard 
nut to crack . . . consequently hard to know. On close association with this 
New Englander . . . one discovers him to be sincere . . . amiable . . . and 
endowed with a terrific sense of responsibility. Not prone to be habitually 
wearing a smile . . . however, possesses the ability to laugh at the right thing 
. . . and at the right time contribute a timely quip of his own. Started his 
Naval career as a seaman . . . wishes to continue said career in the Supply 
Corps upon graduation. 



SOUTH HADLEY 
MASSACHUSETTS 




BOSTON 
MASSACHUSETTS 



THOMAS FRANCIS KILDUFF, JR. 

Thomas Francis Kilduff ... of the Boston Irish . . . better known as Tom or 
the Duff . . . Duff had been associated with the Navy for some time previous 
to his entrance to Annapolis . . . spent time as a welder in a Navy yard . . . then 
enlisted ... to see how the ships kept together after he welded them . . . moved 
about . . . finally ended here at Navy. Tom is a quiet fellow . . . when he speaks 
he demands action ... a thorough disciplinarian . . . but always has praise for 
those who abide by the regulations . . . well known to plebes . . . requires a 
thorough knowledge of the modern Navy from each of them. Had a tough time 
with academics requiring Math . . . breezed through memory courses . . . 
especially Dago and Bull . . . succeeded by hard work . . . something he doesn't 
fear. Duff hasn't decided what duty he would like . . . leans toward big ships 
... he has the qualities to succeed . . . love of the Navy . . . lack of the fear of 
work . . . we wish him smooth sailing . . . 'til we are shipmates again. Started 
his fabulous career as a caddie who hated duffers with heavy bags . . this fact 
killed any inclinations he might have had for cow pasture pool, and he changed 
to the job of hustling for the Red Sox in Fenway Park . . . still fights for the 
old club to this day . . . also picked up some odd pointers on the game . . . can 
hit a long ball in anybody's league both on and off the field. 



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ROBERT EDWARD KING 

Sway backed optimist . . . cheerful smile for his many friends . . . surly scowl for 
those he dislikes . . . born poet who would rather, and in most cases does, delve 
into English Lit than floo-id mechanics . . . prides himself on being a pro- 
nounced radical whether it be in regards to the price of baked beans in Boston 
or the amount of spirits an Irishman requires for survival . . . performs like a 
master in the role of Ujcof-thcparty . . . has a genuine, sincere understanding 
and appreciation of people and their human shortcomings ... in this lies his 
success with persons of varied backgrounds . . . his Irish blarney still smothers 
many gullible souls . . . his broad views find an outlet in such interests as 
world trade . . . international shipping . . . and North Attleboro High's foot- 
ball team ... his carefree attitude shrouds some very definite ideas on life and 
liberty . . . among these being that a smile and a laugh can always be used to 
good advantage no matter how serious life tries to become. Hobbies . . . sail- 
ing . . . skiing . . . swimming . . . hockey . . . being non-reg. Made his fame as 
a teetotaler . . . worked in a defense plant as a truck driver for his present 
boss . . . the Navy . . . and managed to "foul things up" admirably well as a 
shipping clerk ... his innate "drive" to accomplish what he desires will ever 
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SEYMOUR LEWIS KUNIN 

One of the few individuals who derives his satisfaction out of life just from the 
simple joy of being alive ... his overabundance of optimism has a distinct 
influence over his friends . . . has an overabundance of them . . .he's been 
associating with people ever since he was born, one might class them as his 
primary interest ... to be more specific ... his passion. There are but a few 
problems that cannot be explained by either Freud or Kunin. He has traveled 
from everywhere to Worcester ... is particularly adept at meeting anyone on 
any plane . . . from the seediest of characters to the brahminical student . . . 
converses with each with glib assiduousness. Politics held little for him at the 
Academy, his fascination for government and history is surpassed only by our 
tear-raising science courses. Not striking by regulation . . . nevertheless a 
firm believer in routine . . . except for getting up in the morning . . . knows you 
can't mix work and play and be rational in both . . . everything has its place and 
should he allocated in its proper svhere . . . convinced that sentimental music and 
fiction do more harm than good here . . . has the same aversion to them as we 
do to his shower singing. One would look far before finding an individual with 
his character and personality. 




WORCESTER 
MASSACHUSETTS 



WILLIAM NICHOLAS LANGONE 

From the cloistered corners of Boston's North end . . . surrounded by historic 
vestiges . . . has risen another of the Nation's greats-to-be . . . the fabulous 
Lang . . . not viewing with reverence the famous deeds of his predecessor, Paul 
Revere, because ... he tells us . . . patriotic Paul was a despicable Republican. 
Tina and Joe may well be proud of their effervescent offspring . . . even though 
his studies are, on occasion, a shade below starring . . . this fact may be attri- 
buted to his outlying interests, which are not always in the academic line . . . 
give him an automobile jammed with campaign posters and a candidate to 
back; you will see genius. The Langone: the traditional cigar . . . eyes gazing 
into the distance during conversation . . . the positive tone of voice . . . the 
offhand manner . . . the deal . . . the angles . . . the peasants ... a humor 
immortal ... an impression indelible ... a frankness unsurpassed. Should 
you be the recipient of his notorious insults, rejoice, for you have made a price- 
less friend ... a politican . . . the man in, around, behind, and in front of the 
scenes, beneath whose hard, impersonal exterior dwells a heart of platinum 
raviolis. Always energetically lazy . . . always confidential . . . always as 
though he had just stepped out of Hemingway . . . complete with a phone 
receiver propped between the shoulder and ear. 




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HUBERT BRADFORD LOHEED 

Plebe year it looked as though he would really be a big wheel on the sailing 
team . . . one of the rare plebes who earn an N . . . gave it up after one season 
because the boys kidded him too much ... his love of physical exercise would 
not let him exercise his skill in that sport . . . content to put the yawls through 
their paces for pleasure rather than having his friends kid him about contact 
sports . . . got his command plebe year ... a stellar member of the Boat Club 
... his big interest . . . leading to the honor of the title, Commodore, his last 
year. Quiet . . . very determined in his ideals ... a true New Englander with 
the scenes of Cape Cod forever dear to his heart ... a real gentleman . . . never 
rattled or excited . . . smooth voice and conversation born of deep thought 
quietly articulated with a very broad Boston 'A' . . . perfect diction adding to 
intelligent speech ... a lover of cultured talks ... at home with men of dis- 
tinction . . . the kind of man who looks good in a library. There was a lighter 
side . . . full of fun ... an infectious smile with a touch of confidence offering 
friendship to all and getting it in return by a knack of being interested in you 



MIDDLEBORO 
MASSACHUSETTS 



BOSTON 
MASSACHUSETTS 




WILLIAM A. ROGERS, JR. 

Coming to the Academy from Beacon Street via Severn School . . . had the 
jump on the boys before we joined the Regiment . . . the great advantage of 
being acclimated to these environs . . . managed to outdrag the 1/c 4/c year 
. . . served an arduous plebe year in the old 20th . . . became the most efficient 
dope messenger ever to carry the hot to the fabulous Joe "Stationery" Small. 
In athletics Will managed to roll up the points for his company boxing team 
. . . lead the harriers around Hospital Point until 1/c year when he found No. 2 
gate too inviting ... in the field of higher learning Mellon Head showed the 
way . . . kept his nose to the grindstone . . . never letting Navy get the upper 
hand . . . even Lurik Head and Hot Lead Eddie couldn't bush him in Juice . . . 
helping buckets a daily occupation . . . No. 4 in Math and 25 in the class. 
Happy hours were generally spent in Barook's chamber in friendly games with 
the boys. Leave rolled around . . . the parade to Yankee land began . . . with 
bag in hand and buddies in tow . . . Will was off with a will to have a good 
time. One by one the boys met their respective podunks . . . the last man off 
thoughtfully left a sign on Will . . . Please unload at Back Bay. Always had the 
reputation for a high old time on leave ... a great guy to have on a party ... or 
in a tight spot. 








WILBURN ALBRIGHT SPEER, JR. 

The results of his efforts in the Springfield Armory are reluctantly carried by 
the Brigade every Wednesday afternoon ... in the two years Bill worked there 
he picked up a knowledge of mass production technique . . . which he applies 
to everyday jobs . . . methodical . . . complete in his undertakings . . . serious 
. . . business'like in personal appearance and habits . . . has the ability to bolster 
team spirit despite odds . . . but has yet to acquire that characteristic of good 
leadership which will prevent the retreat of his own hairline ... is uncom- 
promisingly loyal to a sound set of principles and lives by his convictions . . . the 
simple fundamentals of life are important to him . . . tolerant and reserved . . . 
always a good listener and confident . . . can turn any threatening argument 
into a complete absurdity with his facetious remarks . . . his subtle sense of 
humor allows him to accept life as it is without anticipating worries . . . be- 
lieves that with consistent effort upon his own part the future will take care 
of itself . . . he's right. 



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JOSEPH PATRICK TAGLIENTE 

Joe Tag . . . there's not a person in the place ... no matter where it is . . . who 
has not heard of him . . . coming from a number of places, starting with Pittsfield 
High where he was sports editor of the local rag: The Students' Pen . . . played 
varsity football, basketball and track. From there he went to Berkshire school, 
where he lettered in football, basketball and track . . . after this he went to 
Holy Cross . . . here he arrived too late for football ... so he participated in 
varsity track. This is the background of the fabulous Joe Tag ... as he was 
when he stormed into the Naval Academy to indulge in football, lacrosse, 
wrestling, and Brigade boxing. It would appear that the Tag was only an 
athlete . . . but he is an intellectual paradox wearing shoulder pads . . . reading 
poetry in his spare time . . . amazing the English profs with his startling com- 
mand of the language . . . wades through the latest literature . . . generally, he 
is not limited to sports . . . interested in anything ... of interest. Honest . . . 
sincere . . . diligent . . . enthusiastic . . . and a set of muscles. His string of 
friends grows along with him . . . the Tag . . . hopes to get into Naval aviation 
. . . don't worry . . . he'll train down for it . . . Joe, the nucleus of Brigade 
spirit. 




JOHN CONSTANTINE TSIKNAS 

In hoc signo vmcxt . . . Constantine I. For God, for Greece, for Navy . . . John 
Constantine Tsiknas . . . alacrity . . . alle gresse fecundity . . . levity . . . 
personified. A true example of the bon natural. A huzzah . . . the click of 
heels . . . the notes of the kazatska . . . echo in his path from Falmouth, Mass. . . . 
to the Army Air Force . . . bakalava's and metaxa bouquet vie for prominence 
in the swath he cut. State to state . . . thought to thought ... his mind a con- 
stant kaleidoscope . . . clicking camera's . . . silver wings . . . anchors of gold 
... a few well-hidden integrals ... a mind that's wily . . . quick . . . and 
retentive . . . crescit eundo. A little man . . . short . . . but stout . . . most of 
his hair a jet black . . . say John, I see you have a few more grey hairs . . . constantly 
the butt of short man jokes . . . but never on the short end of a deal ... he was 
sure of that. A heart that tumbles frequently . . . that is as big ... as filled 
with a love for beauty . . . classic and modern ... as becomes his heritage . . . 
scarcity and want shall shun you . . . Ceres' blessing so is on you. A deep thinker . . . 
about life . . . and the Navy . . . whatever he decides on ... he will probably 
get . . . and that looks like wings. 



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ROBERT ERNEST WAINWRIGHT 

Possesses the most sweet and pure countenance in Bancroft, regardless of his 
life history . . . although he might well have been nicknamed Galahad for his 
appearance . . . the more popular sobriquet Elf won out when Bob's . . . you 
mean Elf's . . . refined Massachusetts tones broke the air during plebe English 
sessions ... his themes were well written and beautifully delivered from an 
academic point of view ... it was quite a while before they could grasp his 
picturesque speech without straining. Had a picaresque background filled 
with material for interesting speeches ... his positions have varied from North 
Andover's head caddy master to life in the regular Navy . . . spent two of his 
three years at sea on the romantic, tropical isle of Trinidad . . . however the 
"romantic" aspect was a sour one to Elf . . . that's one reason he forsook the 
Caribbean's sand for the Chesapeake's snow. Spent week ends in seclusion with 
the ever-present Time if his correspondence was up to date . . . combines the gift 
of academic ability with a desire to seek more knowledge and might have 
been found poring through a thick, philosophical work during exam weeks 
. . . gave up the rank of Ensign, USNR, to come here . . . goes back a mighty 
Ensign, USN, secure in the knowledge that now he hiows his trade. 




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ROBERT EDWARD WURLITI2ER 

Wurly really started off plebe year with a bang . . . broke his leg in the fall . . . 
got rid of the cast June Week . . . youngster year we couldn't get him to drag 
. . . till once he tried it . . . now he can't get enough of that stuff . . . never 
misses a dragging week end . . . versatile character . . . repaired clarinets . . . 
played one, too . . . in his youth . . . early stages of war found Wurly as an 
electrician's apprentice . . . helped fit out the old Lex . . . proud of that . . . 
Navy got hold of him and sent him to radio school . . . took an exam by mistake 
and was sent to NAPS . . . then here to Severn Tech . . never did get that 
Juice out of his system . . . second class year was spent fixing our radios . . . 
suspected also of writing up the gouge for Prof. Blank of the Juice Department 
... in no other way could Mr. Blank draw those pretty multiple colored 
diagrams on the board . . . Wurly stood number one, of course . . . never could 
miss him at the record shop in town . . . looking forward to a fireside ... a 
little brunette ... a blonde will do ... a stack of records . . . and the Civil 
Engineering Corps. 



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MASSACHUSETTS 



JAMESTOWN 
RHODE ISLAND 




ROBERT SMITH CHEW, JR. 

Bob was born and raised in the lazy carefree atmosphere of Jamestown . . . 
New England's vacation spot . . . were people come to rest and play . . . and 
that's just the way he'd like to spend the first . . . last . . . and middle years 
of his life . . . swimming . . . sailing . . . soaking up sun and fun ... in James- 
town. A big fellow . . . from a little state . . . with big ideas . . . both Bob 
and Rhode Island, that is. His love of home didn't keep him tied down ... he 
got around. Spent a short while in Puerto Rico . . . what a spot . . . it's awful 
pretty . . . next to Jamestown of course. From there to Washington . . . Dis- 
trict of Columbia . . . where he prepped for Navy at St. Albans . . . not satisfied 
with that alone he went on for more at Admiral Farragut's institution ... a 
man with a purpose . . . and the training to achieve it ... he likes the Navy . . . 
wants to fly for Uncle Sam . . . with salt encrusted wings. His first love is 
soccer . . . early training for the game came in St. Albans . . . has tried lacrosse 
but still prefers the old associated football. Tall . . . with an easy personality 
. . . long on a smile . . . short with a grouch . . . the kind of a ray of humor that 
brightens any group. His short, blond, crew cut hair tops the frame of a man 
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JOHN ASSERSON FLETCHER, II 

Navy Junior . . . unconventional type . . . with a dogmatic nature . . . the kind 
that never lost an argument ... no matter which side he was on. Started his 
varsity wrestling career early . . . plebe year . . . worked up to captain . . . 
twice intercollegiate champ . . . and won himself an outstanding wrestlers 
award to round things out. A good-natured . . . jovial . . . easy-to-like sort of 
an individual . . . believes in the democratic way of life . . . which led to many 
a disagreement with the system . . . you can't say he lost any arguments here 
... he never argued with them ... it was futile. The bouncing gate of 
Muscles . . . and his belief that they don't dare fry me made John a constant member 
of the varsity extra-duty squad. Wrestling . . . ED . . . track ... an all-around 
athlete. A fast 880 man . . . could have been better . . . but his heart was in 
the loft . . . the lure of the loft kept him away from the cinder path ... a break 
for Navy's wrestling record. He loves the sea . . . mostly from the cockpit of 
a star ... or a knockabout ... a nautical wizard since his youth . . . John 
one day hoped to lead his lubberly wives to the Thompson Trophy . . . never 
quite made it. Likes to use his study time to read . . . anything that is recent 
. . . Time . . . Reader's Digest . . . novels . . . anything that's good. 



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EDWARD BOOTH HfcBDEN 

Doo comes from Rhode Island and never lets anyone forget it. for such a small 
state it has left a profound impression on the boy . from its grand old tradi 
tions and history dating back to pre-revolutionary days to its present day 
potentialities as a thriving and progressive st.ite all the chapters between 

these extremes have been touched upon at one time or another by Ted. Nor 
was the New England background wasted on him . he can draw out his a's 
as well as the best Bar Harbor boys. One of the better known of the class . . . 
he spends very few lonely afternoons He loves crowds . . . and is always 
found to be in the midst of one Perhaps it was his smile ... or maybe his 
excess of energy . . . that attracted others. One of the fortunate boys who 
didn't have to waste time studying ... he spent his many leisure moments 
dragging . . . eating . . . and sleeping. Proved he could take it by never 
getting angry about the constant rubbing he took about his height ... a scant 
five feet five. Even the profs managed to get a dig in here and there . . . but Doo 
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LONSDALE 
RHODE ISLAND 



JOHN JOSEPH PATRICK McDONALD 

That Irish name makes Mac what he is to us at Navy . . . typical is his Irish 
wit and love of fun ... his easily excitable Irish temper has been felt . . . 
rough and ready for anything . . . prefers a few cups of joe and a sack drill to 
any dragging week end. Even though many think it impossible to throw a big 
liberty without the fairer sex . . . Mac can . . . and does . . . heave some liberties 
that are unprecedented. Can readily boast of more bartender friends than any 
other man at the Academy . . . many believe it his chosen profession. Makes 
friends easily . . . definitely not an introvert . . . when it comes to his friends. 
His chronic complaining . . . his tall sea stories . . . which even those of us 
who know him sometimes believe . . . and his many exploits at Navy . . . such 
as his ping-pong skill that has led his battalion to many victories ... all are 
known as part of Mac by his classmates. Before entering the Academy Mac 
spent two years on the Wichita ... he touched England and Iceland ... his 
most memorable experiences were the Murmansk Run ... on to the Pacific 
and the Aleutians . . . finally the South Pacific and . . . Guadalcanal. With his 
experience . . . fine character . . . and ability . . . Mac should enter the Fleet 
well qualified. 



EDWARD FRANCIS McLAUGHLIN, JR. 

Small . . . unpretentious . . . but with a mighty potential . . . comparable to 
an atom bomb . . . not to be shoved around . . . possessor of a fighting gaelic 
spirit that can't be subordinated . . . high aspiration and determination . . . and 
a pair of twinkling, friendly eyes . . . that's what he started out with . . . and 
what he will go a long way with. Started his education in the old home town 
. . . captained victorious basketball and baseball teams . . . showed superior 
points every time he started something new. Continued his education and 
civilian life at Providence College . . . then left the old home town for a fling at 
Navy . . . says he doesn't regret it . . . that shows his eternal perseverance and 
strength of character. In his new life he determined to take . . . and like . . . 
everything they could throw at him ... it was tough at times but it worked 
out. His section mates will long remember his Percy the Penguin walk . . . which 
was the same in and out of ranks . . . and his angelic expression, spirit and 
determination. Those under him will remember him for his sympathy . . . 
kindness and helpfulness. The kind of a guy you could trust with your OAO 
. . . almost. If four years is long enough to judge a man . . . Ed's friends are 
of his future as a Naval officer. 







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FRANK STANFORD TIERNAN 

On January 5, 1926, young Frank Tiernan drew his first breath of clear-warm 
California air . . . since that eventful day Frank has journeyed to China and 
back . . . finally settling in Newport, Rhode Island, which is now his per- 
manent home. His dad ... a retired Navy captain . . . did rather a good job in 
indoctrinating his two sons in the ways of the Navy ... for Frank's older 
brother Tom preceded him at the Naval Academy and graduated with the 
Class of '47 . Soon after graduating from Rogers High School in Newport Frank 
enlisted in the Navy V-12 . . . but before he could be called to active duty he 
won an appointment to the Naval Academy . . . says he has never regretted it 
since. His keen wit and scintillating sense of humor are a main factor in raising 
his classmates' morale from that morbid level to which it so often sinks. Though 
he limits his athletic prowess to the company soccer field . . . there was never 
a more ardent team supporter. There is no plebe question the answer to which 
Frank does not know. In spite of the fact that the pages of his textbooks are 
filled with much doodling . . . Frank has yet to run even a close race with the 
Academic Departments ... he will always be in front of the pack. 



NEWPORT 
RHODE ISLAND 



NORWALK 
CONNECTICUT 




PHILIP HEARN BOLGER 

There are a lot of men who aspire to go into the Air Corps . . . but few will 
admit they want to get into patrol bombers because of their super-luxury . . . 
a sack. Suave old Phil . . . one of the more colorful pebbles on the beach . . . 
is definitely one of the party type . . . and he looks the part . . . red hair . . . 
ruddy face . . . and an every-ready smile. Never complains that a party is dull 
. . . with him there it's sure not be be. Always prepared to have a good time 
. . . whether it be a week-end party in Annapolis or a New Year's blowout in 
Baltimore. A chronic fixture in the hospital during the dark ages . . . Phil 
always came back to sacrifice himself as bait to the Executive Department . . . 
and tackle the lost academics. The most profitable asset to . . . and principal 
supporter of . . . the book clubs in Annapolis . . . Phil would much rather read 
the latest best seller than the impending navigation assignment. If ever you 
meet Phil on the street beware of the broad smile and enthusiastic greeting . . . 
the chances are it's not intended for you . . . but the beautiful blonde walking 
beside you . . . if she's not a blonde . . . he'll greet her anyway. His pet project 
for first class year was an expose of the Lucky Bag . . . he's still working on it. 



RIVERSIDE 
CONNECTICUT 




JAMES HARRISON HEWES CARRINGTON 

After a quick scouting of Jim's athletic record at Andover, Fordham, Cornell, 
and Notre Dame, Rip Miller remarked, There is officer material. So Jim left his 
reserve commission behind and became a plebe . Though he never had too much 
difficulty with the Academic Department, he will never be remembered for 
his excellence in the classroom . . . nor would the Extra Duty List be com- 
plete without "Happy Jim's" name thereon. Sports, then, were his means of 
survival and his source of conversation. We Kad wind" sprints today was the 
usual beginning to the evening's conversation which ranged from the athletic 
to a week end at the beach. Though football and swimming took up the fall 
and winter months, lacrosse was The Comet's pet, and, though he spent a good 
deal of time in the penalty box, the crowd was never at a loss for laughs when 
he had that club in his hand. Whether his athletic record will be remembered 
here after he's gone or not, his immortal words will: Fooihall is a wery chawactah 
mowl&ink sjiowut. His friends will never forget his size ... his spirit ... his 
ability to make you like him and his ability to make a session human . . . and 
something to remember. A Navy great today . . . and the same tomorrow. 



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JACK HENRY CONABLE 

Bantam ... a home town as small as its name implies . . . and situated in the 
cold North . . . yet Connie was always complaining about the frigid weather 
in Maryland. The traditional New England reserve was somehow lacking in 
Jack . . . lost perhaps in San Juan while there as an Aviation Mech. ... or maybe 
he just didn't bow to tradition. Collecting pipes was his greatest passion . . . 
regretting only that he couldn't smoke them all at once. He's never seen with- 
out one . . . except when he's smoking a cigar ... for variety. Fast . . . and 
with a zeal for accomplishment ... his ability to find declinations and G.H.A.'s 
in split-second time was the bane of his fellow table punchers in Nav. This 
manual dexterity also showed up in his plane models ... all works of per- 
fection. Plying his hobby and presiding over the Model Club was excuse 
enough to own a variety of tools in his confidential locker ranging from a 
soldering iron to a lathe. Reading Collier's ... or the latest book banned in 
Boston . . . also absorbed his spare time. This latter category was his special- 
ity . . . others from all over Bancroft would find out from him if the latest book 
was worth reading. We predict a successful Naval career . . . with a pipe and 
a pound of tobacco he would be the best portable smoke screen generator in 
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CONNECTICUT 



JOHN MARSHALL PERKINS 

Derives his sobriquet from the first syllable of his name . . . follows the foot- 
steps of a long line of ancestors who have gone down to the bathtubs with ship. 
During his brief, he hopes, tenure at the Trade School he has blazed a path 
amongst the trees in all of the academic woods. Perk has not had too many 
encounters with the stern disciplinarians who haunt historic Bancroft Hall . . . 
but he has already worn out three pairs of sea boots on the extra-duty squad. 
In the interim this dashing tyro has managed to be corned by a goodly share of 
the young lovelies with his winning smile . . . sparkling half-wit and capacity 
for humor almost as great as his capacity for wine and song. His prowess on 
varsity soccer . . . track and lacrosse speak for themselves ... as does his 
physique . . . the result of years of back-breakmg grinds around a card table. 
Perk is leaving behind him for posterity's sake, one set of weights . . . guaran- 
teed to weigh no more than five pounds . . . one book on Regulations . . . Hou r 
to Get Around Them and Still Get Caught ... 23 volumes of his diary . . . and a 
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NEW HAVEN 
CONNECTICUT 



ROBERT ALLAN SCHULTZ 

Deciding there was no future in slaving away in the glass factory back home . . . 
the blond Dutchman from Connecticut swung his lacrosse stick over his 
shoulder . . . journeyed to Navy . . . and has stuck it out. Curly haired . . . 
rough and rugged . . . carefree ... a practical joker ... he can take them too 
... in fact, he thrives on causing a commotion ... all of this and his ability to 
settle down to hard work hold him high in the esteem of others. Academics 
never caused him to worry . . . this was due partly to natural ability . . . 
partily to his idea that there were nicer things to ponder over . . . being in his 
sack was a constant concern . . . and a novel drenched in cigarette smoke 
much more interesting than a Steam book. The lacrosse stick ... it came in 
good use ... for Navy, that is . . . for three full seasons . . . Dutch ... he was 
using the stick ... a consistent player ... a stalwart at his defense position 
. . . sticking to the rugged sports always, Dutch took a fling at football . . . 
batt . . . J.V. . . . varsity ... his football was good ... his lacrosse superb 
... a Red Mike . . . not exactly ... by a long shot, no . . . there was always a 
party for the week end. 




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Jach of these names once appeared over a door . . . each name once appeared on watch bills, on class lists, and in 
class registers. Occasionally one of these names reappears on some uncorrected form . . . engendering a fleeting 
remark . . . Say, do you remember this guy? . . . the list is then corrected deleting the name with a thin black line. We 
cannot but remember these men, however they left us . . . these men with the thin black line through their names. 



John Albert Adams 
William Corbett Albright 
Philip Kenneth Allen 
Arthur Lloyd Anderson, Jr. 
Alfred Walton Atkins, Jr. 
Gilliam Maxwell Bailey 
William Hatchett Bason 
John Wells Bates 
Geoffrey Bonser Beardall 
Edward Clinton Bennett, Jr. 
Clive Vinton Berry 
John Merrill Bolton, Jr. 
Alexander Francis Bonacarti, Jr. 
Beau Bonnifield 
Carroll William Boswinkle 
William Robert Brandt 
Charles Ballard Breaux, Jr. 
James Hugh Brennan, Jr. 
Robert John Brennan 
Nathaniel Wells Bullard 
Lester Ernest Butzman, Jr. 
Carmine Thomas Campagna 
Robert Arthur Carney 
Robert William Carng 
James Thomas Chandler, III 
George Wesley Channell 
Wayne Eldridge Childers 
Robert Bertrand Connelly 
Harvey Conover, Jr. 
Tommy Dale Cook 
Roland Reece Corey, Jr. 
Russell William Corkum 
Neil Joseph Corriveau 
James Walter Covington 
John Robert Cowan 
William Newton Crofford, III 
Fred Elsworth Croy 
Wilfred Harry Dearth 
Joe Earl Deavenport 
John Lewis DeLargy, Jr. 
Donald David Denny 
Frederick Warner Denton, III 
Roy Richard Desjarlais 
Robert Lester Dodd 
Dean Canon Douglas 
Cecil Gravlee Duffee, Jr. 
John Frederick Earley 
Bernard Henry Eichler 
Ralph Irving Ellsworth 
Robert Harold Emmich 
Edward Herman Engdahl 
Henry Harrison Finck 
Isaac Weeden Fish 
Kenneth Howard Fleming 
Manuel Ernest Flores 
Robert Ray Foster 



Clair Burton Gamble 
John Joseph Gaskin 
Thomas Micheal Gill 
Russell Francis Goodacre, Jr. 
Victor Louis Grigal 
Donald Michael Harlan 
William Wirt Harlin, Jr. 
Harold Douglas Harris, Jr. 
John Arnold Hartman 
William Victor Hauck 
Jack Charles Haynes 
Frank Peavey Heffelfinger, Jr. 
John Carter Henry 
Harold Verlin Hester 
Herbert Heyman 
Robert Wirthlin Hill 
Thomas Lee Home, Jr. 
James Belemus Hughes, II 
Gordon Lawrence Ingram 
Franklin George Jansen, Jr. 
Ralph Eber Jillson 
Charles Richard Johnson 
James Arthur Johnson, Jr. 
Wade Anderson Jolliff, Jr. 
Walter Lee Jones 
Nick John Kapetan 
James Evans Kelly 
John Killeen 

Edward Albert Kimball, Jr. 
Lawrence Gale King 
Glenn Reichert Kleinau, Jr. 
Francis Marion Knapp 
Archibald Gribble Knisley, III 
Alan Bryan Knudtson 
Gerald Krekstein 
David Charles Larish 
Emil Fortunato Lattarulo 
Frederick William Lauer 
Raymond Wesley Loomis 
Joseph Hervey Luce 
Newlin Bryce Mack 
Russell Ambler Maguire 
John Cary Mahan, Jr. 
Lee Moffett Marsh 
Joseph Arthur Mars ton 
Herbert Ulous Martin 
Richard Increase Mather 
Richard Baird Maxwell 
Ralph Welburn McArthur 
Charles Phillip McCallum, Jr. 
William Henry McClure 
John Joseph Patrick McDonald 
Orville "D" McDonald 
James Marshall McHugh, Jr. 
Harry Hunter Mclntire 
Cecil Marshall McKenzie 
Arthur Stephen Mehagian 

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William Everett Mendes 
James Andrew Mickle, Jr. 
Pemberton Foster Minster, Jr. 
Arden Biewend Molstad 
James Walter Monahan 
Darvon Dale Montgomery 
John Thomas Moore 
Wallace Richard Muelder 
Paul Bulpin Omelich 
Mandell Jack Ourisman 
Walter Thurston Pate, Jr. 
Henry Pancoast Pendergrass 
James Reynold Peterson 
James Stuart Pittman, Jr. 
Percy Newton Plylar, Jr. 
Robert Samuel Potteiger 
Thomas Richard Powell 
David Uranus Rakestraw, Jr. 
Donald Harry Rathbun 
Edmund Middleton Rhett 
John Duff Robbins 
John Robert Rodgers 
Frank Orlando Roland, Jr. 
Robert Jess Salomon 
Valentine Hixson Schaeffer, Jr. 
Clyde Luther Scott 
Donn Curtis Sells 
Robert Morris Sexton, Jr. 
Maurice Joseph Shannon, Jr. 
Philip Medford Smithers 
Clayton Lawrence Solum 
Edward Allen Stevenson 
George William Stone 
John James Sullivan 
Patrick John Sullivan 
William Franklin Tarlton 
Donald Arthur Teeple 
Philip Farrington Thomas 
Robert Eyman Totman 
Jack Eryl Townsend 
John Joseph Tracy, Jr. 
James Lyle Treece 
Albert Gleaves Van Metre 
Thomas Merritt Welsh, Jr. 
Edward Junior Wessel 
Kenneth Harlan Wetzel 
Barry Dean Whittlesey 
"D" Robert Williams 
Francis Herbert Williams 
Frank Taylor Williams 
Isham Rowland Williams, Jr. 
Robert Joseph Williams 
James Martin Woolsey, Jr. 
Glenn Frederick Wright 
Ernest Eugene Yeager 
Joseph Laurie Young 



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The core . . . the beginning . . . the heart of industrial America . . . the towering looming buildings 
. . . the smoke from the factories of the nation . . . the skyscraper and the meatpacker . . . the sub- 
ways . . . the tunnels . . . and bridges . . . under, through, and over the pulse of enterprise. From 
Atlantic City to the Capitol Building . . . from the fisheries of Wilmington to the scrap ships of Balti- 
more ... it is a teeming, roaring mass of people, trains, trucks, factories, ships, roundhouses, 
garbage scows, and private homes. It is a way of life for the people ... it is a brain for the nation 
... it is a humanity center for the world which reaches higher and controls more than the already 
distanced imagination could ever grasp. 



CANASTOTA 
NEW YORK 



AUGUSTINE ALBERT ALBANESE 

Keeping track of nicknames gets confusing for Triple-A . . . Augie to his 
friends at home . . . almost anything with at least six A's in it to his friends at 
Navy. Al is the baby of the class . . . '48-B's youngest member . . . was in 
such a hurry to get to Annapolis that he didn't even bother to graduate from 
high school. Rare is the week end that Al doesn't answer the fall out the diners 
. . . four long years he was the envy of his classmates at mailtime . . . always 
claimed that a good three quarters of the stack was only fan mail from his 
three sisters ... his roommates never swallowed that story. He wasn't a 
varsity athlete, but he always fought for the honor of whatever company he 
was gracing that year . . . soccer . . . cross country . . . the plebe sub squad 
. . . filled the afternoons. During sacktime ... a whispered pnochlc from two 
decks off would bring him to his feet in a hurry . . . wielded a mean pinochle 
hand . . . but any game involving 52 pasteboards found him proficient. Al 
fought the Academic Departments to a standstill . . . when the smoke had 
cleared he had a distinct edge m Dago his wife considering adding Cyrano to 
his collection of nicknames, but there 'weren't enough A's in it. At any rate . . . 
duty in France is something Al is looking forward to. 













BROOKLYN 
NEW YORK 



EDMUND STEVE ARMSTRONG 

Baseball . . . living, eating, playing, and talking, baseball ... he plays it with 
enthusiasm and sincerity . . . would make an excellent baseball coach in any 
school. There's something about him that tells you he is a character, and a 
baseball player . . . some people are born and thus endowed with certain 
mannerisms which indicate their love . . . like baseball . . . this fact is evident 
in Eddie ... he was born a ball playing character . . . the William Bendix type 
. . . the everlasting good nature . . . the near riot of the fans. When he arises 
in the morning . . . placing the wall of the room back, cutting down the fresh 
air supply to a Roaring Forty ... he demands absolute silence prior to break- 
fast . . . silence while he attempts to remove some of his steel brush beard . . . 
no conversation while he slips another new blade into his razor and slides over 
another square inch of face surface. Baseball keeps him from being an active 
wolf ... in fact, he spends little time dwelling on the subject . . . has a pleasant 
time when he does drag . . . it's the baseball playing character, or the gentle 
athlete that does it . . . but still he lacks the wolfish killer instinct to pursue 
these associations. He possesses a constant desire to improve himself ... an 
attitude which cannot but result in happiness success and profit ... be it 
leading hitter ... or leading JO. 




NEW ROCHELLE 
NEW YORK 



WILLIAM HENRY BARNES, III 

One minute serious and dignified . . . the next acting like his favorite comedian 
. . . Bob Hope . . . smokes a pipe . . . would rather go out and knock a tennis 
ball around than eat ... a practical joker. As chairman of the Hop Committee 
he works for bigger and better hops ... his pet project was the Ring Dance . . . 
which he pretended to worry over, but actually enjoyed every minute of. 
Claims that Westchester County of the Empire State is God's own . . . and 
would willingly die in defense of these words. Never a slash ... or a textbook 
man . . . Bill is essentially a reliable practical thinker. To ease his financial prob- 
lem during pre-Academy summers he worked ... on a construction gang ... as 
a boys' camp counselor. Can never keep his females straight . . . always ends up 
the center cog in a week-end entanglement . . . moves easily in any circle . . . 
has fun, friends and frolic in all. Likes the Dukes music . . . can't jitterbug . . . 
hopes someday to play piano. He's looking for the ideal girl who likes sports 
and the quiet life. Bill has more life when taps rolls around than any ten men . . . 
hates to hit the sack . . . yet when reveille rolls around you'd think he was built 
into the mattress. Played four sports in prep school and lettered m all . . . 
sports are his main hobby and relaxation. 




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JACK BARUCH 

Out of the fat world! . . . these words . . . plus a dog-eared poker deck ... a 
tremendous appetite for potato pancakes . . . health cake and Hemo 

Black Jack invaded Navy. An athlete of no mean proportions at New York's 
City College . . . interests soon branched out to include sun bathing . and 
dancing. During the time he did devote to sports . . . Barney soon displayed 
his athletic prowess . . . foes will long remember his skill on the basketball 
court . . . came into his own second class year . . . was really living when he was 
presented with a barbell set . . his room immediately became the best adver- 
tisement the York Barbell Co. ever had . . . long remembered by his friends for 
his weight lifting . . . dancing instructions . . . intense summer tans. Academic 
life ... a breeze for Jack . . . study hours were consumed either by conning 
with some of the boys ... or by writing to his feminine admirers. It didn't 
take long to establish his position as operator of his company. The little black 
book . . . read like the Gotham telephone directory when he arrived . . . soon 
bulged with numbers from Baltimore and Washington. The Academy has 
changed Black Jack only slightly ... his poker deck is new ... his appetite is 
just as large ... he is still Out of the fat world 1 . 



RICHARD VINCENT BODMER 

A born New Yorker ... up state that is . . . started his life there and will go 
back to enjoy it there some day. Odd jobs . . . grease monkey . . . grocery 
boy . . . dairy hand . . . brought him through life to Bullis Prep. From there he 
brought his frame ... all five-feet-six of it . . . to Navy for preparation for a 
future. By insisting that his name was Dick ... he insured the success of his 
newly acquired handle . . . body . . . which of course did not last long amongst 
his Spanish speaking buddies . . . who insisted that it be pronounced . . . 
Cuerpo . . . logical reason for a nickname . . . isn't it? A high school basketball 
star . . . short but hot . . . put him in line for a successful year in company 
sports . . . football . . . soccer . . . gym . . . and all other sports related to 
basketball. After breaking a front tooth playing lacrosse plebe summer ... he 
decided softball was a good sport to make his mark in. Famous for passing 
Skinny with a two point five zip . . . not once . . . but twice . . . gave him the 
right to thumb his nose with the right-hand-rule any day of the week. Aca- 
demics were a bother . . . never sure of just how he would make out . . . but 
couldn't see why that should keep him from being of some use to his class . . . 
company representative . . . member of the monumental forty-eight class policy 
committee . . . member of the Newman Club. Ambitions . . . plenty, to be 
happy . . . play golf . . . and to grow to be 5 ' 7 ". 



NEW YORK 
NEW YORK 



ROCHESTER 
NEW YORK 




THOMAS PAUL CHEESMAN 

As long as the Giants are the winning team . . . it's possible to live with him 
. . . wears a frown or a smile depending on the outcome of the game ... at 
times it's monotonous ... his continuous raving . . . Giants this . . . Giants that. 
There is something about him that makes living with him pleasant ... he 
enjoys being funny . . . on winning days that is . . . usually succeeds m getting a 
few laughs . . . never encourage him or he continues. In academics . . . put it 
this way ... he gets by with little effort ... his daily marks are not too high 
. . . but he always comes through on final exams. His favorite pastime next to 
baseball is eating ... as completely satisfied with a plateful of mashed potatoes 
and gravy as with a T-bone . . . consumes numbers of chocolate bars with little 
effort. Before journeying here to ~Njivy on Severn he . . . well now ... he could 
have done most anything . . . and probably did. It is evident he spent a few 
afternoons at the Polo Grounds . . . and not attending baseball games ... he 
could most certainly be located on the beach at Fairfield, Conn. Drop around 
to his room in the afternoon after classes . . . after his visit to the steerage . . . 
and you will find him in complete happiness pressing the mattress to the 
springs . . . with a milkshake in one hand and the JVfciiB in the other . . . with 
music by Spivak or Beneke on the turntable ... he is in a dreamland without 
worries. 



MANHATTAN 
NEW YORK 



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ALBANY 
NEW YORK 



RICHARD JOHN CLAS 

Before entering the Naval Academy Dick attended Christian Brother's Academy 
where he obtained his first introduction to the military life ... he was an 
outstanding member of the rifle team . . . eventually team captain . . . receiving 
state and national honors during his last year. Dick is a shorty . . . with that 
quick way about him that little men have . . . constantly on the go whether he 
is convinced where he is going or not. Females might classify him as cute 
... an adjective which makes the male shudder. He's proud of that wavy 
blond hair . . . claims to be the only midshipman who after the word to draw 
slips is given will stop to comb his hair . . . however it never showed in the 
little red book. Likes? . . . sure lot of them . . . movies . . . boiler makers 
. . . boogie-woogie . . . Read's Drug Store . . . combs . . . politics . . . hunting 
. . . guns . . . pinochle . . . and of course dragging. Of course he was a member 
of the Varsity Pistol Team ... a crack shot who was always working for that 
possible perfect which requires a swiss cheese bull's-eye. In the spring he 
kicked around as a goalie with a butterfly net on the lacrosse team . . . not 
because he was necessarily varsity material . . . but rather for the love of the 
game. Future ambition is the silent service . . . the undersea Fleet . . . and a 
Navy wife ... so often inevitable. 




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CHARLES PARKER COULTER 

Parks is at home anywhere . . . Long Island . . . New York . . . Annapolis . . . 
anywhere. Has friends everywhere . . . Long Island . . . New York . . . An- 
napolis . . . everywhere. Like his friends, his interests vary . . . photography, 
he's never printed a picture . . . music, classical and from a phonograph . . . 
the theatre, Navy has a rather limited ligit. season . . . sailing, never sets a 
hand to the tiller except on leave. A natural athlete . . . left track, skiing and 
football at Vermont Academy . . . where he was prepared to ease through 
academics . . . for soccer and lacrosse at Navy's Academy. On the soccer field 
he ran around the best of them . . . even managed to captain the team. An un- 
stable element in lacrosse . . . but managed to give the opposition a bad time . . . 
a good many times. Do I need a shave to go on watch and I borrowed your white gloves 
. . . always the ideal wife . . . down to your last pair of clean gloves. A firm 
believer in the steerage . . . believes that no well-organized outfit should be 
without one. His novel and constant excuse for a little sack-time was his ever- 
present charlie horse. As regular as study hour was the ever-present querry . . . 
what's the assignment . . . assignment sheets were just another item the wife sup- 
plied ... a hard worker ... at enjoying life. 




MANHASSET 
NEW YORK 



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HOWARD SYDNEY CROSBY 

Here's a chap that seeks the higher levels of entertainment . . . perhaps that's 
the key we are looking for to examine our subject . . . Crosby naturally picked 
up the Bing to go with his last name and also with his habit of setting the 
shower rocking with his renditions of the latest ... an avid opera fan . . . 
Saturday afternoons are spent with his highly trained ear glued to the radio and 
that enchanted opera look on his face . . . but refinement and polish go hand 
and hand with Bing ... a gentleman . . . reserved . . . conservative, mature 
manners and outlook . . . the Photo Club's darkroom is his hang out ... it is 
rumored that he has struck gold up there but we think it's just a sincere interest 
that keeps him up amongst the enlargers so much ... a good mixer who fits 
into any crowd . . . Bing never says much ... he is usually too busy. . . serious- 
ness is an art with Bing and he knows exactly how to use it ... he is respected 
for quiet confidence in himself and for his ability to handle just about anything 
that comes up ... he is one of the boys who have kept us in line by just setting 
an example of mature judgment and habits. 



NEW YORK 
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DANIEL WILLIAM CULLIVAN 

A product of upstate New York . . . Oswego to be exact . . . Cully came to 
Navy over the protests of most of the young ladies of that part of the hmpire 
State who couldn't stand to see him go. Dragging became a habit with him 
. . . unusual indeed was the week end when Dan could not be found escorting a 
queen of comely proportions over the cobblestones of Annapolis. Weekdays 
found him hitting the academics hard ... to keep his marks above the safe 
waterline, as he said . . . but some of the 2.5 boys in his sections wondered 
just what he considered a safe waterline. Tennis and soccer here . . . hunting 
the wild life of northern New York when at home furnished him the exercise 
he needed to keep in trim . . . but these efforts were largely offset by his in- 
temperance in the steerage. Munching chocolate bars and guzzling milk shakes 
while conversing with the fountain girls was his idea of how to spend a rainy 
afternoon. His greatest diversion is running his friends . . . never passing up an 
opportunity to do so. His smile ... a half guilty thing . . . lights up his face 
like a pinball machine at 50,000 and makes the ladies love him and then forgive 
him. 



OSWEGO 
NEW YORK 




BENJAMIN SIMEON DOWD, JR. 

Benjamo is a New Yorker born and bred and proud of his heritage of the great 
city of Gotham and its environs . . . claims to have been born with a silver 
cocktail shaker in his hand . . . and is admittedly one of the better bartenders 
known around these parts . . . lover of the finer things of life ... he appreciates 
good food . . . good drink and a beautiful girl . . . and is fully capable to take 
proper care of any or all three ... a supporter of the sport of kings ... he can 
often be heard to remark that Bewitch is a sure thing in the fifth at Bowie ... a 
member of the water polo team ... he also tries his hand at golf, tennis and 
squash . . . but usually prefers his sack or the magnetic charm of Crabtown to 
any exertion on the athletic field . . . rarely seen without a distinguishing patch 
of adhesive tape adorning his physiognomy ... a Bull slash extraordinary . . . 
Mo is fully capable of discussing intelligently the advanced principles of 
Schopenhauer or Nietzsche . . . and is famed for his superb letter writing style 
. . . claims he looks much better in tails than in a uniform and would wear them 
every day of the week if given a chance . . . spends his free time either sailing 
or working at his easel where he turns out some excellent interior decoration 
jobs . . . always ready for a party . . . ready with a caustic comment . . . gen- 
erous . . . kindhearted ... he is a good friend and a pleasure to be with. 



BELLPORT 
LONG ISLAND 




IAN NIARN FRASER 

Scotty is looking forward to duty aboard Old Ironsides . . . it's the only ship 
left in the Navy with sails, and if a ship doesn't have sails . . . Scotty just 
won't be at home. Academics were merely. something that broke up sailing 
trips ... he did fine with them, but they kept him off the bounding bay most 
of the week. Scotty's sunburn lasted from early April to late September ... it 
made his freckles stand out like Diamond Shoal lightship ... he ruined many a 
drag's complexion . . . but none of them seemed to mind. A charter member 
of the Hellcats . . . Scotty blew a mean bugle until 1 c year, when he traded 
the bugle in for the whistle that went with the Corps' 3 striper outfit. Even in 
athletics, the laddy wouldn't leave his beloved water . . . swimming and water 
polo filled the days when the yawls were laid up. During first class year he 
fought the inevitable conflict of yawls vs. football. Sometimes our under- 
standing failed us . . . imagine giving up two weeks of leave to sail the "Va- 
marie" to Bermuda ... or a Saturday morning inspection when he had a kitten 
in his confidential locker. Yet, he was not to be dismayed by the never ending 
system. 



WAVERLY 
NEW YORK 



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EDWARD FROTHINGHAM, JR. 

If you ever want to find Jimmy easily any Wednesday afternoon just look for a 
waving bayonet and then follow down the barrel of the attached M-l until 
you see a pink cherubic face that beams in blissful complacency . . . square 
. . . chunky . . . his weakness is catsup . . . covers everything he eats with it 
. . . say how is it on desserts, Jim? Jimmy is one of those fellows with so many 
little oddities to be remembered by that we don't know which we'll remember 
longest . . . his prized collection of pipes . . . one is usually conspicuously dis' 
played in the middle of his face ... his close cropped blond hair ... his un- 
bounded interest in baseball and Them Bums ... a couple of laughing dimples 
on an otherwise unexpressive face . . . his fanatical need of high quantities of 
cold fresh air . . . all these little things add up to make Jimmy one of those guys 
you're always glad to have around. He came to Navy after a few years of war- 
time sea duty with the Navy . . . calm ... a trifle slow moving and to balance 
this a determination that has mastered things as they came up . . . Jimmy has a 
certain amount of inherent importance about himself in spite of his quiet 
nature ... an individual who gets along in this world very nicely. 




HEMPSTEAD 
LONG ISLAND 



UTICA 
NEW YORK 



STANTON BERRY GARNER 

Stan . . . Uncle Stan . . . Stosh ... or just plain Garner is approximately six 
feet tall plus . . . weighs in at 100 pounds plus and is wanted in sixteen coun- 
ties in upper state New York by assorted members of tlie sex ... a New 
Yorker . . . born and bred . . . tried and acquitted . . . hails from Corning . . . 
the home of the beer mug you love to touch . . . and more recently from Utica 
. . . apparently famous only for Stan Garner. Has devoted a large portion of 
his stretch at Tech to the advancement of culture ... in the military organization 
. . . particularly in the fields of literary and musical appreciation . . . through 
the media of the Log and the NA-10 ... an associate editor of the Log and 
leader of the 10 . . . has contributed much to the common weal (according to 
friends ) . Being a wheel has its compensatory drawbacks . . . however . . . and 
the Damoclean deadline, rehearsals, administrative routine all take their meas- 
ure according to the law of diminishing returns ... to the barber shop. No 
stranger to the military life and modes . . . coming from a family background 
of militarism and having served in the citizen army in the recent war ... he 
headed for West Point . . . but obviously nothing came of it. Voted by his 
roommates as the man most likely to grub cigarettes . . . Stan Garner is a man 
to watch in the future . . . closely. 







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SCARSDALE 
NEW YORK 



RALPH TALBOT GOODWIN, JR. 

Ralph's passion for reading the ~Hsw Yorker left no doubt in the minds of his 
friends that here was a true son of the Empire State ... his home town . . . 
Scarsdale . . . the home of the typical New Yorker . . . that's what the people 
of Scarsdale say ... his love for the big city and bright lights is understandable. 
He possesses the ability to read his assignments in a remarkably short time . . . 
likes to take a light strain on academics . . . not a slash . . . has been known to 
induce others to take happy hours before P-works and at other inopportune 
times. His greatest skill lies in shooting the breeze ... is well versed on all 
subjects and is blessed with a large vocabulary which he uses to dumbfound 
his semi-illiterate classmates. Always possessing a well-stocked locker of 
chow ... he became the friend of all the boys in his company. His love for 
eating was especially apparent in the messhall . . . anyone sitting at his table 
was in danger of starvation unless some kind of a deal was made with this 
gourmet. When he forgets his proper bringing up and lets himself go, he can 
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FREDERICK HENRY GRALOW 

He was studying to be an electronics technician ... in the Meet before he 
came to us. When he arrived he was immediately possessed with a desire to 
play football ... he had no previous experience, and went to work on the batt 
squad. From there he was advanced to the JV outfit . . . determination ... his 
next step was varsity football ... he made it . . . but a series of unfortunate 
mishaps intervened . . . these permitted only a sporadic playing of varsity ball 
from then on. His number one love . . . not football ... is dragging ... he is 
one of an appalling few that can drag with a fresh zest ... he extracts more fun 
from one week end of dragging than most get on an entire Christmas leave. 
When dragging is impossible and football out of the question he draws . . . 
cartoons and women . . . mostly women. Academics are squeezed in between 
breakfast and first period formation ... a belligerent arguer . . . two and two 
equals five . . . black is white . . . anything ... it might be added that he 
usually proves his point . . . although were not quite sure whom he convinces. 
He wants to get his fingers back into the electronics pie . . . this is part of his 
master post-graduate plan which also includes aviation, electronics II, elec- 
tronics III and aviation. 



BRONX 
NEW YORK 




DOUGLAS BLAXLAND HATMAKER 

A pipe collection, indicative of his personality ... a love for music . . . accom- 
panied by a scientific appreciation . . . earnestness to a hyper degree . . . 
methodical in every action. Every move is planned and weighed . . . every 
comment is judiciously spoken and chosen . . . cleaning a pipe necessitates a 
series of subsidiary actions . . . the desk must be carefully and scrupulously- 
cleared of all extraneous matter, by neat and logical processes ... so all things 
are at his immediate command . . . the pipe is studied and then cleaned. 
Ability for producing finished plans of any known piece of machinery with a 
rapid . . . but always deliberate . . . flourish of the chalk . . . pencil ... or hand. 
There is no such thing as an argument ... it is a formal debate, with each party 
involved receiving a fair share of the expressing time . . . there is no such thing 
as intuition ... it is the result of a solution arrived at by meticulous planning 
... all scrap paper is folded and placed in the proper receptical. Precise . . . 
resolute . . . quiet . . . sober ... an excellent pistol shot . . . yet the possessor of 
a hearty laugh . . . when the Hat laughs all is well . . . and it is frequent enough 
to be encouraging. 



SCHENECTADY 
NEW YORK 




DUDLEY HOLSTEIN 

The vociferous lad in the front row of any athletic contest for the four long 
years we spent at Navy . . . the Brooklyn accent minus the pop bottle . . . the 
ardent supporter of the home team . . . that's the Dud. Dud in name only, when 
not exercising his home town prerogative from the stands he was sure to be 
found dragging ... or helping some one else to drag ... he could always be 
counted on to entertain the girl friend for a round or two at any hop. An elec- 
trician's mate in pre-Academy days ... he was one of the most sought after 
partners in the Juice lab. Otherwise academics came through perseverance . . . 
the kind that put him above the sacred 2.5 twice during plebe year after going 
into the exams unsat. With the Executive Department he made out with a 
bang . . . they were always looking him up for one reason or another. W 7 hen 
soccer, touch football or gym did not drag him away ... his spare minutes were 
consumed working out a skillful finesse in a bridge game with his buddies . . . 
or pasting pictures of yawl trips and dragging week ends in his memory book. 
Dudley is one of those people who knows how to enjoy a week end . . . and 
lives to enjoy them. Hamburgers at Antoinettes ... a hard-fought sports con- 
test ... a sailing trip ... a lovely drag . . . anyone of them constituted a 
complete week end for him. 



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LONG ISLAND 



ROBERT DINSMORE HUNTINGTON, JR. 

The Huntington clan's fourth generation to graduate from Navy Tech, Bob came 
to Annapolis direct from the Coast Guard after having attended St. Paul's 
School in Concord, N.H., and Ashville School. A cosmopolitan socialite from 
Mill Neck, Long Island; Newport, Rhode Island; and Palm Beach, Florida. 
Bob has been pretty near everywhere there is to go in the Eastern United States. 
A varsity soccer man and batt swimmer; tennis . . . squash . . . and golf en- 
thusiast in his off moments. Robert seems more inclined toward the more 
gentle indoor sports such as billiards and dancing. On week ends when not 
engaged in the latter, Bob spends his time adding hours to his private pilot's 
license ... or snapping pictures for the Trident magazine and calendar . . . the 
Log and the Lucky Bag. Although not too interested in the run-of-the-mill 
'Academy' textbooks . . . he is nonetheless well read and well informed on a 
wide range of subjects . . . always ready for a good party . . . congenial . . . 
generous . . . witty ... a past-master at the art of polite invective. Bob will 
always be high on our list of friends in and out of the service. 




BUFFALO 
NEW YORK 



CHARLES JOSEPH KELLY 

Kelly . . . the kid from Canisius . . . son of a Buffalo Irishman ... a big fellow 
with close, curley blond hair ... a typical Irishman ... a good guy to know 
. . . and a good guy to have around ... no matter what you are doing. He came 
to Annapolis from the queen city of the lakes after obtaining a degree at 
Canisius College . . . Buffalo, New York. A better than average golfer ... a 
tennis opponent of Bobby Riggs ... an ardent follower of the stock market 
. . . whew . . . this could go on forever . . . and a former Hollywood movie star . . . 
of the Carmen Miranda days. C. J.'s talents and interests are well diversified 
. . his favorite method of absorbing academics is hetween nap ... a habit 
which he finds far from unsuccessful, but often confusing ... he wakes up not 
wondering where it's coming from . . . but what his next meal will be. With all 
that, Charles is not lazy ... he is not lacking in ambition ... a fact that, aided 
by his savoir faire and amazing ability to surround himself with outstanding 
personalities, should stand him in good stead. A man-about-town . . . the man 
to see about what to eat and where to get it . . . always ready for a party . . . 
any party . . . anywhere . . . any time. The combination of his smooth golf . . . 
his smooth line . . . and his unruffled appearance . . . should make him a social 
success in any circle. 





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WILLIAM JEROME LAUBENDORFER 

The New Yorker ... in the flesh. What makes him tick is a study in habits . . . 
a cigarette ... a scotch and soda ... an accordion ... a baseball glove . . . they 
all add up to Bill. You have to know him to see how they fit together . . . but 
they do. Already there appears two glaring omissions ... fill them with the 
Brooklyn Dodgers and Rockefeller Center and the summary is complete. A day 
with Bill is a killer to everyone but Bill. It starts early and ends late . . . but 
Bill takes it without even a sign of a strain. Watch it now . . . here we go. 
Crawl out of the sack . . . grope for the radio . . . shave . . . crawl into some 
clothes . . . now the paper . . . Steve Canyon, Terry and the Pirates . . . that's 
enough . . . stagger to chow . . . consumes anything but third- wing-green omelet 
hash and scrambled eggs. Back in the hole to review the day's work . . . pause 
.. . . think of next week end. Stroll to class, N.Y.U. fashion . . . dinner . . . 
pause . . . think of next week end. Back to the hole to read the mail . . . prac- 
tice accordion ... or get the baseball glove ... or hit the sack. Still, life to 
Bill is on subway, elevator and G. A. . . . that is, in New York. 



NEW YORK 
NEW YORK 




222 




JOHN RODMOND M< MAHON 

I he Babe from the Bronx . . . one- of the mon tiperb bridgi players turned out 
by Navy I ech the kind ol guy who could play three no trump Uindfolcied 

... in his right mind . . . Outwardly heedless ol the academic axe suspended 
by a thread . . . there was always that gravy when exam time rolled around 
. . . never starred . . . excelled in that inexact science of outwitting the Execu- 
tive Department . . . rarely called upon the mat . . appearing to be a par 
of virtue to the gold braid could turn out foolproof statements . . . wound 

up the end of the year with a small percentage of the demos that were theo- 
retically owed to the record . . . hot and cold alternately with the women . . . 
leaves started with ravings of the charms and beauty of not a few of his pro- 
spective drags . . . ended with mumblings of vague declarations about women 
. . . the scourge of mankind, etc. . . non-dragging week ends were a terrific 
pace . . . Mac was forced to drag again ... the cycle began . . . never ended 
. . . Mac ... the antithesis of the blues . . . happy-go-lucky . . . carefree 
seriousness with sound judgment when appropriate ... a feast . . . frolic 
... or a fight . . . the Fleet will not be disappointed. 



NEW YORK 
NEW YORK 




MURRAY MENKES 

An aspirant to the naval service since his days in knee pants . . . entered the 
Academy just three weeks after graduation from Brooklyn Academy Prep 
School . . . educational background not too well suited for the Naval Academy 
but . . . well . . . whose is? An inability to pass by Albright's without pur- 
chasing a couple of records regardless of the flatness of his wallet . . . usually 
lacking the necessary cash for a week end as result . . . always managed to secure 
the money in time . . . dragging week ends blemished his fine conduct record 
... his habitual inability to say good night quickly ... a walking advertise- 
ment for draggle top . . . despised combining his hair as comb invariable got 
tangled in his crop of curls ... his feet perpetually propped up on his desk 
while studying, Murray, besides exhibiting the style and technique of an 
executive, showed deep consideration for his roommate . . . always wearing 
socks and slippers while in the above position. A love for football founded 
during his high school days, carried him through as manager of Navy's 150 lb. 
football team . . . followed all sports activities like a bloodhound ... an 
engaging smile . . . loquacity sparkled with spirited wit . . . typical humor of a 
Brooklynite . . . hopes to have his laughter echo from the conning tower of 
a sub. 



CHARLES MERTZ, III 

This kid started early . . . made the jump from Brooklyn to Poughkeepsie before 
he got his first pair of long pants. Taken up with women who seem to be profit- 
ing by the fact . . . redheads . . . blondes . . . anything as long as they aren't 
bald . . . that in itself is pretty serious . . . you're right he's a pretty serious 
fellow . . . levelheaded . . . next to women, give him some good chow . . . 
pretty practical fellow, huh? . . . but these things don't prevent him from being 
an avid hunting and fishing fan . . . just to make a more confusing situation he likes 
music . . . and in his odd moments he lobbies for the 22nd, polygamy, amend- 
ment . . . Charlie can fit in just about anywhere ... he got an early start and 
learned the poultry art on his Dad's chicken farm and then went to nearby 
Vassar to apply his newly acquired education . . . since then it has been a battle 
to see which pullet could start him thinking about that cute little nest in the 
country . . . but Charlie is still very much the roving type ... he has his eyes 
on big things in the Fleet . . . nothing less than both wings and dolphins . . . 
if they are anything like women you'll get em. 



BROOKLYN 
NEW YORK 



NEW PALTZ 
NEW YORK 



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DONALD ROBERT MORRIS 

Don was rarely on speaking terms with any of the Academic Departments 
. . . except Bull. Youngster summer a horrified Math prof discovered that he 
still didn't know exactly what a cosine was, but the 2.50 he salvaged from 
that course was as close to the line as he ever went. In Bull it was a totally 
different story, Don spent most of his spare time reading, and floated through 
all they had to offer. Faust? Aher icli hahc es schon auf Deutsck gdcscnl Wurdc class 
wirkliche slashing smi? He 'worked for the Trident all four years, practically 
writing one or two issues singlehanded. First class year he was managing 
editor. Everyone insisted he was tone deaf, but he continued to warble 
Waltzing Matilda during showers until all hands were convinced that he had 
the worst voice in Bancroft Hall. Don achieved something of a record by man- 
aging to get to Labrador, Greenland, Iceland, Scotland, England, and France 
during second class leave. He returned to Navy with a "Short Snorter" bill, 
and the firm conviction that three hours in Pigalle did more for French than two 
years work with the Dago Department. A Red Mike of the first water, he 
broke down about twice a year, to drag. 



NEW YORK 
NEW YORK 




SEA CLIFF 
NEW YORK 



CHARLES EDGAR RANSOM, JR. 

Chuck was the little guy bouncing along to class on the excused squad . . . 
with the blond frizz of hair cropped to a crew-cut. The day sick-in-room was 
discontinued was the darkest day in Cholhes Academy life . . . for he was an 
expert on the administrative details of the Medical Department and could 
buffalo his way out of any rough period . . . many a medical officer-of-the-day 
succumbed to his line of ailments. Prior to his prepmg days at Branden's and 
to his entrance into the Naval Academy, he used to work for an electrical 
company . . . and walk small dogs m the park . . . how that ties together we 
know not ... all of this, in the City of Sea Cliff, New York . . . the old home 
town. After such broadening experiences in life . . . Chuck was ready for 
Navy . . . where he spent his time winning varsity letters through participation 
on the gym team. More in line with his attitude toward life is his love for poetry 
and good music. His hobby is collecting guns and knives ... he truely enjoyed 
displaying to his goggle-eyed admirers his glittering array of sanguinary 
weapons. A good mixer ... a party man . . . any party so long as it's well 
stocked . . . with people 'who want to have a good time. He feels that he must 
see the other Navy . . . the one beyond the Severn . . . before he is sure he is a 
died-in-the-wool Navy man ... of course . . . that might take thirty years to see. 




HIGHLAND FALLS 
NEW YORK 



RICHARD UNDERHILL SCOTT 

Rich, oddly enough, hails from that spot on this globe of ours that boasts a 
school that claims to rival the Naval Academy . . . the Military Academy, I 
think they call it, where his father used to run the cadet store ... he has, how- 
ever, in his four years at Navy overcome this serious obstacle and has even 
reached the point where he is recognized as a somewhat legendary figure on this 
dear old campus of ours . . . but seriously . . . Dick is recognized as one of the 
finest if not the finest man in his class . . . captain of Navy's football team . . . 
consistently president of his class . . . being elected unanimously for the last 
three years . . . liked and respected by all from the lowest plebe to the officers 
of the Executive Department . . . Useful, has proved a constant help to men of 
all classes ... a tremendous force in the promoting of morale in the brigade . . . 
a power in the uniting of his class ... a superb athlete ... a superlative leader 
. . . and a great guy . . . always a friendly greeting for everyone he meets ... a 
wonderful memory for names and the likes and dislikes of others ... he im- 
mediately puts you at ease . . . quiet . . . reserved . . . with a wonderful sense 
of humor . . . great common sense . . . and a wonderful friend ... he has left his 
mark on the Naval Academy and it is one that will not soon be forgotten. 





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EDWIN JOSEPH SUTTER 

Pop Sutter is a New York cop . . not a flat foot, one of the more important 
cogs in the Knickerbocker wheels of law and order and proud of the ex- 

amples he sets for the cits cliff dwellers Understandably he moved young, 
prankish Ed to the wilds of Long Island in the early stages of his career. 'I here 
he grew and with him grew the Sutter philosophy ... the perfect picture of the 
easy way to enjo) life . . . can you imagine a Kentucky colonel with a double- 
scotch at the Copa bar'' . . . it's true. New York is the only place on earth . . 
and the only time to be there, awake, is after dark. His athletic prowess begins 
and ends in his nickname, Fireball ... an admission by all who know him that 
when the spirit moves him, Ed can pitch a mean ball. Strictly aAovt mc or \cavc 
me, I couldn't care \css . . . casanova type of individual except when the chips are 
down . . . when a serious thought does enter his head the results are bound to 
be gratifying. Ed is known by his classmates and friends as a conscientious 
person . . . one capable of great things ... so long as they happen in New York. 



QUEENS VILLAGE 
NEW YORK 




ROBERT GIBSON TOBIN, JR. 

Bob Tobin . . . contrary to his vigorous assertions of being the laziest man 
ever to enter the Naval Academy ... is actually one of the most energetic to 
ever wield a slide rule. His afternoons . . . taken up with 150 pound football 
in the fall . . . wrestling in the winter . . . and lacrosse in the spring . . . found 
him at the height of activity. Bob had little time for anything else but sleep 
. . . and during evening study hour he could usually be found in supine condi- 
tion or in varying states of incoherence. Next to sleeping . . . Bob loves most 
to go on liberty. Here he is in his prime. The stories he brings back from these 
revels are only exceeded by the sigh of relief of the O.D when he arrives back 
at the Academy. His continual good humor ... his unusually friendly atti- 
tude . . . and his love of all types of wine . . . women . . . and song make him a 
charming companion. Due to a certain ectat he has achieved in the eyes of the 
Executive Department he has becom: a charter member . . . along with many 
of his company mates ... of the E.D. club. A thoroughly swell guy . . . his 
honesty . . . humor . . . and all-around good fellowship will keep him long in 
our thoughts. 



PORT WASHINGTON 
NEW YORK 




JAMES KEATING WELSH, JR. 

Jim has but one thought in mind ... to serve his hitch and get back to the farm 
. . . never is he happier than when sitting behind his Oliver "70" with a plow 
tacked on behind. Every leave he has spent milking a herd of cows at five a.m. 
daily! . . . following the whole routine of farm life. Few classmates know that 
J. K. used to play semi-pro hockey at the age of fifteen . . . two broken ankles 
some time later caused steady employment at handball, crew and pushball. 
While not a Red Mike, Jim watches his step with the conniving females . . . 
has made up his mind to stay single until the ripe age of 24 . . . however, if a 
curvacious lass with the right perfume corners him ... he will prove that he is 
human after all. Coming to the Academy with his military school background, 
it was only natural that he be a rigid, regulation plebe . . . but after a touch of 
youngster year, he soon joined the boys, and though not exactly nonreg, his 
salt can fool many people. So if you want to look Jim up just ask any citizen 
of Chester, N.Y., where Farmer Welsh lives and you shall soon locate him. 



CHESTER 
NEW YORK 



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PAUL FRANCIS ABEL 

A fellow with a snappy comeback . . . and the countenance and demeanor to go 
with it . . . never at a loss for words . . . that's Paul. If you're ever feeling down 
and out, his infectious grin and I couldn't care less attitude . . . will do your 
despondency no end of good. His four great passions are, in order of rank: The 
girl friend ... a letter every day, his love for the New York stations . . . none 
other can compare, batt squash . . . he's just an expert, and the fact that he once 
met Jimmy Durante . . . that accounts for his happy attitude. Hailing from the 
New Jersey Mosquito Flats . . . which overlook busy New York harbor . . . 
influenced his decision to follow the sea. Besides, he comes from a long line of 
sailors . . . My great grandfather was cabin hoy on the ship that took l^apolcon to St. 
Helena. In spite of the fact that he saw a couple of classmates swabbing down 
the decks in a torrent of rain on youngster cruise ... a fact that shook his rock- 
like faith ... he still claims he is glad he threw in his lot with the USN. He 
spurs himself to greater heights with roughly two hours of sack time every 
afternoon . . . listening to semi-classics on his record player . . . week-end drag- 
ging . . . which really isn't a bad way to be inspired. 



BAYONNE 
NEW JERSEY 




WILLIAM RUSSELL AYERS 

The practical joker . . . There has to be one in every group . . . Willie is a super 
at the job . . . grapenuts in your sack? . . . better check with Willie . . . Steam 
kits mysteriously become unlatched and empty their contents all over the 
terrace just before the Nav P-work ... all eyes turn to Willie . . . wouldn't 
this be a dull place without men like Willie? . . . but his practical joking is 
only one of Willie's many talents . . . what can you do with these people who 
compose poetry for their letters to the femmes? . . . Willie says it works 
wonders . . . we can't dispute that . . . they actually follow him around . . . The 
Willie Ayers Fan Club is the coming thing in the neighboring cities . . . but 
all this attention still doesn't change Willie's cynical attitude toward Ameri- 
can womanhood . . . Willie's genius at spur of the moment lyrics for any 
popular tune keeps him ever in the forefront . . . the Log and Trident give evi- 
dence of his talents in ink sketches . . . this fellow does just about everything 
. . . coming to Navy was the answer to Willie's life long dream . . . it's 
rumored that he had a six-foot Academy seal inlaid in his bedroom floor at 
home ... a tour in V-5 got him used to the uniform before we got him ... a 
flare for aviation and definite ability have put wings on his list of musts. 



TEANECK 
NEW JERSEY 




BLOOMFIELD 
NEW JERSEY 



GEORGE TOMLINSON BALZER 

The name is strictly Prussian . . . very much like his n^ime, his interests . . . 
chiefly military. In his youth . . . showed a keen interest in guns . . . marveled 
at military might . . . guns and the military have been in his life ever since. 
Found time to develop his personality in a broad plain . . . attended Seton Hall 
Prep ... he pursued the classics . . .Greek . . . Latin . . . the sciences. His 
mind is essentially mechanical ... in his glory tinkering with some gadget 
. . . lighters seem to be his specialty. After school . . . felt the military urge 
. . . joined the Marine Corps. There he found his niche in ordnance. His 
field narrowed from general ordnance to small arms and aviation arms. Was 
in his glory as an instructor in small arms ... at Quantico. His qualities of 
leadership were recognized ... he was appointed to the USNA. He doesn't 
participate in varsity sports ... is up among the top in Brigade non-varsity 
sports . . . handball . . . squash . . . etc. One of those rare things ... a serious- 
minded person with a sense of humor. After he graduates he will return to his 
first love . . . the Marine Corps. George will make a success of his military 
career. He has all his eggs in that one basket so it's all or nothing . . . well, not 
quite nothing. 





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LEVON BERBERIAN, JR. 

Physical Culturi . . . that's tin rtwjjj \»r mi says Lee as the muscle developer 
stretches beyond the elastic limit . . . and the bags in the gym also take a 
terrific heating as he works his way towards an Atlas build all afternoon at 

the punching bag . . . slugging with a repititious monody . . one two . . . one 
two three . . . one two the shuffle . . . the meandering gait ... the bear 

walk . . . loves to sail . . when he has a drag along . . . that gives him an 
excuse to leave the lines alone and not make mistakes. When the eyebrows 
go up . . . look out ... a bum dope story is on the way he originated, 

developed and sold that sensational one about the trip to Honda for aviation 
youngster spring . . . we think he gets his dope via short wave vibrations. 
After a few quick rounds he was the 8th company boxing champ plebe year. 
A plunger ... to the bottom non-stop is his favorite method of cooling off. The 
bluebeard . . . shaves eight times a day . . . gets terrific cigarettes: Phantoms, 
Atoms, Leightons, Purple Tigers . . . people have smoked them and lived . . . 
but they quit smoking. What the hell . . . he's a good guy ... he loves his 
mother . . . he's kind to little children and stray dogs . . . I'm asking you . . . 
what else? 



UNION CITY 
NEW JERSEY 




ALBERT EDWARD CONORD 

A versatile lad with a sense of humor . . . likes a joke, and most of the time it's 
on you. His love of music doesn't stop with listening to it ... he likes to sing 
it . . . and arrange it. Has a love for the pigskin . . . loves to toss it around with 
the one hundred and fifty pounders. Has a love for houses . . . loves to dream 
up plans . . . and put them down on paper . . . hopes to live in one some day . . . 
in Jersey. Everything he does he does well . . . and he does everything. He 
even takes a strain on academics ... a full-time job in itself. Energetic . . . but 
not flighty . . . never appears to be in a hurry . . . always takes plenty of time 
... so he'll be sure not to miss a chance for a good crack ... or a practical joke. 
This is the fellow who would greet you in the corridor . . . with a smile . . . 
and a quick comeback for anything you had to say . . . even early in the morning. 
If you are in the mood for a good story . . . find Al . . . he's got a million . . . 
all good. If you are in the mood for ^ome stimulating shoptalk . . . find Al . . . 
he knows the answers. A professional sailor from the word go ... an organizer 
and a planner ... a fellow with ideas of how to improve anything ... no mat- 
ter how near perfect it is ... a little guy . . . with a lot of go . . . and go he 
will ... all the way up. 



BLOOMFIELD 
NEW JERSEY 




RICHARD NELVILLE HALL, II 

A product of gay Paree, Dick reverted the proclamation Lafayette, we arc hen 
when the future Marine landed at ye ole USNA. Richard bears light reddish 
hair on the crest of his tall stature, and upholds the ever-acknowledged attri- 
butes of this characteristic with his bottomless source of energy. Lieutenant 
Hall found expression for this inherent rigor at Navy with membership on the 
track and cross-country teams. Capturing N awards in both of these sports 
filled the major part of his afternoon activities. A natural shark at billiards or 
ping-pong, Dick prevailed as a top challenger for any classmate seeking rec- 
reational diversion in Smoke Hall. Doesn't smoke, doesn't drink . . . unless 
you've got one to offer! An alumnus of Exeter and Princeton, Streak-of-Light 
gained early much of the learning of the scholars and together with his personal 
stick-to-itiveness rarely knew a falter with academic encounters. Populantv 
among his associations with the fairer sex exemplified itself w r hen a dragging 
week end came into view . . . something seldom missed by the man who would 
run two miles for an early morning eye opener. A tact that wins the praise of 
those associated with him and a poise that makes him master of situations bestow 
on Rich a prowess which is destined to award him dividends in Uncle Sam's 
Marines. 



MORRISTOWN 
NEW JERSEY 



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ANDREW McINTYRE 

Take 'er down . . . Gilmore Hall . . . New London . . . forward torpedo tubes 
. . . after battery . . . crash dive . . . are all familiar terms to Mac. This Navy 
junior who has spent time in the Philippines . . . Hawaii . . . East and West 
coasts still can't forget subs ... he has taken leave time for sub-training. His 
philosophy of life ... to absorb all the hard knocks . . . never heard him com- 
plain plebe year . . . taking whatever comes along is the best teacher. His 
shrewd, manly, quick witted humor has kept us entertained many stormy 
nights ... he plays the game of life taking an eye for an eye and a tooth for a 
tooth to the dismay of whomever he battles against. As one of the more con- 
scientious men we were associated with, Mac kept us straight in our loyalty 
by some well-selected stories of the better life in the Navy. Coming back from 
classes you could always know Mac by his chant I hxlgcd, I bilgd . . . He had 
merely lost another round with the Academic Department. In fact, we carried 
him back from class almost as many times as we carried him off the athletic 
field. Even though he had a game leg he still wanted to play the roughest 
sports. 



RIDGEWOOD 
NEW JERSEY 




POINT PLEASANT 

BEACH 

NEW JERSEY 



EDWARD WILLIAM MEYERS 

It is actually an impossibility to think of Big Ed Meyers without thinking . . . 
in the same picture ... of photographs . . . Meyers crawling over cannons, 
planes, buildings, and scaffolds to get a picture . . . spending hours in the 
pale light of the darkroom giving his pictures a breath of the Meyers' ex- 
cellence . . . attending every activity . . . lugging a camera and a suitcase full 
of supplies . . . flashbulbs, shades, filters, tripods, floodlights, and all the 
impedimenta of photography ... a Stieglitz at Navy ... a photographer before 
entry . . . Meyers, E. W. , photographer's mate ... for three years. Three 
years which made him a Navy man . . . he'll stay for the full thirty . . . his feeling 
here goes beyond Blue and Gold . . . it's almost incomprehensible. He has 
adopted the practice of devoting his off hours to academics . . . the main body 
of his time being spent in the darkroom or roaming around making pictures 
. . . getting up at midnight and working in the photo-lab until reveille . . . 
sleeping in class . . . wake up, Mr. Meyers. A continual smile ... of a man who 
enjoys his work ... an ardent arguer . . . with some of the most colorful in- 
sults one can hear ... a completely unified character . . . with a manner to 
match. Within the covers of this book you find a monument to the Meyers' 
excellence ... a photographic memento of four years at Navy. 



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THOMAS HENRY NUGENT, JR. 

Constant worries . . . peaceful college ... a rattling train . . . and the realiza- 
tion of a long period of time ... a player of records ... a studier of academics 
... a possessor of a smile ... a studier of academics. A seriousness of mind . . . 
a seriousness of activity . . . amiable . . . friendly. The unfortunate victim of 
having a name the people refuse to pronounce correctly . . . the most common 
Nugg-ent (actually it rhymes with Newjent). This induces that smile ... so 
familiar to associates . . . happy throughout a conversation . . . rarely initiates 
one ... a listener. Likes swimming on the squad (sub) . . . horseback . . . 
skiing. Normality is the keynote . . . says he has never accomplished any thing 
spectacular . . . just a normal guy going along . . . like a lot of people ... he 
has failed to realize that the admission in itself is an expression of individuality. 
Attended St. Peter's college where he met with more success than his espoused 
normality would indicate . . . just going along with his eye on the objective 
. . . taking all things as they arrive ... no remarks ... no explosions ... no 
frustrations . . . just making his way. Vanishing to the farm . . . ambling through 
the woods plinking at the local fauna . . . relaxation. 




JERSEY CITY 
NEW JERSEY 



228 




RICHARD STRUYK 

Buck . . . the singing cowboy of Bancmli If. ill . . came to the Naval Academy 
from the west . . West Paterson, New Jersey, that is His gongs accompanied 

by his ever-present guitar pronounced geetar , . , helped to liven up those 

long, cold, winter evenings when the gang gathered in Buck's B'hole Bunkhousc 
to hear the Rattling Cannonball and those never failing commercials for IVruna 
. . . the magic cure-all for all aches and pains. Not restricted to musical pro- 
ficiency alone, Buck displayed much ability in other arts. His skill in drawing 
can be seen in the art of this Lucky Bag as well as previous ones, other Academy 
publications, and in the back of numerous mate logs I his capability made 
Engineering Drawing a snap for him . . . bilging plebes knew his room number 
and help was freely and willingly given. He has a taste for all kinds of music 
from symphony to swing but a passion for Montana Slims records ... a flair 
for brunettes ... I should say a brunette ... an uncanny ability to arrive at 
formations never more than five seconds early ... a love for his '33 Chewy 
. . . faculty for writing long letters and making long telephone calls . . usu.ill' 
collect ... a capacity for making friends ... a deep philosophy of life . . . and 
many of the virtues and few of the vices of man. 



PATERSON 
NEW JERSEY 




FRANCIS JOHN SUTTILL, JR. 

Away, away with book and rules . . . here comes F. J. Suttool was the familiar 
chant whenever F. J. was academically on the loose . . . from high above 
Cayuga's waters this lad soon became famous for his scholastic prowess ... for 
he firmly held while at the Academy that first and foremost one must have a 
virtual passion to learn ... his specialty was Juice . . . the subject groundwork 
necessary for him to realize his ambition to one day become an electronics 
expert in the Fleet. This veteran in the Battle of the Books aided many a 
floundering classmate in their struggle with engineering . . . both electrical 
and marine . . . enabling them to cope with Tecumseh . . . the sometimes over- 
bearing god of 2.5. Active and willing . . . the Jersey beaver vented his addi- 
tional energies in sports . . . and as the business manager of the TnJeiit magazine. 
There was one field only in which Shpstick Sutt was not totally eager ... in 
the field of dragging he was particularly cautious . . . though a Cornell man 
. . . steeped in his Alma Mater's tradition of comely coeds . . . F. J. was a 
watchful-waiting Red Mike whose sole and favorite drag was his my own 
Sis. Those who knew him at the Academy feel . . . that ashore or afloat . . . 
this spark plug will steam confidently ahead at flank speed. 



COLLINGSWOOD 
NEW JERSEY 




KARL REVERE THIELE 

Loss by the Towaco, N.J., Volunteer Fire Department of the youngest of its 
first string smoke-eaters was Navy's gain. Karl is a born blue-water man, hails 
from New England seafaring and journalistic stock and comes naturally by his 
yen for submarines. His many friends knew him to be a good man to have 
along ... a kind of fellow who took things in stride and yet had an eye for 
the lighter things in life . . . like watching the sun copper-tint a drag's hair. 
Obstacles never stopped him . . . always willing to do a friend a favor. He 
seemed to possess two separate personalities . . . one carefree and debonair, 
the other conscientious and serious . . . composing an interesting fellow. A 
yachting grandfather taught him the niceties of eggshell landings. His drags 
were numerous as he believed in variety. His leaves were traditionalb Nav) 
symbolized by an empty sack and exuberant enthusiasm for New York Cm 
and the Jersey countryside. Guns, sailing and swimming were his hobbies 
with batt football as a main avocation. Neither an Adonis nor esthete, he had 
the appreciation of a poet for good music and literature, the practicality of an 
industrialist in the day's work, and a stern faith in the svstem of rates. The 
guy's got Navy-blue in his backbone and is proud of it. 



TOWACO 
NEW JERSEY 



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WILLIAM ABROMITIS, JR. 

An individual . . . never classified as small ... or petite . . . this tenth of a ton 
of bulging muscle barged in on Navy Tech. Attended Pitt and Penn State . . . 
V-5 . . . played football for both . . . the same season. Bill will challenge . . . 
and defeat ... all comers in his pet pastime . . . hand wrestling . . . still takes 
second place to his father. Never worried about academics ... is the proud 
possessor of the boon to students ... a photographic mind . . . scans the pages 
. . . closes the book . . . recites verbatim. Moves about a dance floor with the 
ease of a nymph despite his size ... a familiar sight . . . Abbro grinning . . . 
whirling through a wild jitterbug number. Constantly beefing about the in- 
efficiency of Navy barbers . . . their inability to do justice to a real head of 
hair . . . derives little consolation from our insistance that his receding hair 
line is just exposing more of his handsome countenance. Serious at times 
. . . capable of deep thought and its written expression . . . jovial . . . keen- 
witted. His ancestry must contain a portion of Eskimo . . . fresh air fiend to a 
fault . . . insists on wide open windows all year round . . . plumbers wish 
him well because of the two complete sets of pipes which had to be replaced 
after they burst . . . a guy gotta breath . . . don't lie? 





TAMAQUA 
PENNSYLVANIA 



RICHARD THOMAS FRANCIS AMBROGI 

Would you like to meet Dick Ambrogi, the real Saturday Evening Post Dick? 
Well, first of all he came from Upper Darby High where he did everything 
except sub for the janitor. He starred in football, track, basketball and various 
and sundry other forms of savage amusement. Socially, he'll always make out 
inasmuch as he's a one-man, three ring circus even though it takes him four 
months to tell a terrifically lousy joke. Oh, by the way, one of his most re- 
splendent characteristics is a very dogged determination to do what he tries, 
and do it well. You know what I mean . . . don't give up that Math prob, 
Dick . . . that's what he was know'd as in them thar days. I suppose that this 
quality 'would make him a good Naval officer. To touch on the more serious 
side of Dick's life is no trivial matter inasmuch as from outward appearances 
he gives you the impression that there isn't anything that has ever perturbed 
him. Seriously though, there has never been a time when a ready hand of 
assistance was not forthcoming from the Brog. Whenever any of the boys had 
their chips down, there will always be a little corner of our hearts set aside 
with a meaningful inscription . . . Dick Ambrogi. 



UPPER DARBY 
PENNSYLVANIA 




DAVID ALLAN BEADLING 

Happy Dave . . . laughing Dave . . . Dave of the glorious tenor . . . never one 
to let a person go by without some cheery word of greeting . . . his room the 
habitual meeting place for after-chow bull sessions ... his sack the logical 
site for a study-hour tussle . . . never complaining . . . merely . . . Oops another 
numher down the drain . . . almost always to be found sporting some out- 
landish headdress in a vain attempt to curb the eccentricity of his unruly locks 
. . . which closely resemble the bristles of a wire brush . . . amazing ability to 
match the name and the face . . . and to come forth with a humorous handle 
that almost invariably stuck . . . athletics . . . who, mc? . . . uh-uh . . . nevertheless 
roused himself on occasion to do battle on the football field or in the wrestling 
loft . . . unbelievably lazy at times . . . I'm working on it . . . have it hy tomorrow 
. . . don't worry about a tiling . . . sparkling personality . . . slow to take offense 
. . . quick to forgive . . . the man to whom everyone told their troubles . . . 
loyal . . . honest . . . and sincere. The Beadle is probably the only guy on 
cruise who can spend three days in a director without the control officer 
knowing he was there . . . quiet . . . that's the word for him . . . when he 
wants to be . . . otherwise . . . lookout. 



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PENNSYLVANIA 




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DOUGLAS GRAYSON BUCHANAN 

Smokes stinky cigarettes . . . tall . . . good natured . . . this coal miner's vices 
stop with cigarettes . . . abhors demon rum . . . polkas are his passion . . . and 
when he starts waving his stomping eleven and half around he is actually a 
hazard to navigation ... as extreme in his reserved manner with crowds as 
he is free and easy when among friends . . . loves a good practical joke ... in- 
dustrious . . . efficient . . . neat and shipshape . . . smart and seamanhkc ... a 
shy little smile that is half embarrassing and half impish . . . pretty easygoing 
but a cyclone if he ever gets started ... his long lean frame is easily spotted 
from a distance ... he leans over against an imaginary wind as he fights forward 
at an unstable gait . . . Buck is the kid next door with enough trifling peculi- 
arities to make him human ... set in his habits . . . conventional views and 
opinions . . . conscientious ... it is obvious that Buck is not the person you 
turn around to look at on the street . . . he's more the friend you turn to when 
you need a hand ... or the fellow you get to do a job when you want some- 
something done right . . . the plugger . . . the dependable . . . the stalwart 
that forms the foundation of any undertaking . . . the quiet person who does 
things and doesn't say too much about them . . . how he ever got mixed up 
with polkas is one to think over . . . but there he is . . . all feet and motion 
... as long as the band plays. 



LATROBE 
PENNSYLVANIA 




ROBERT GEORGE BUECHLER 

A tall man with a sharp nose ... a pointed chin ... a quiet manner ... a 
smooth disposition . . . and a lot of friends. Glassport . . . the home he 
originally forsook for the Marine Corps . . . the outfit he left for the Navy . . . 
the service in which he intends to stick. Truly a savoinc addition to tre latter. 
Capable of deft manipulations with the sage slipstick . . . not a slash ... a 
natural . . . enjoys a few rounds with any Math or mechanic's manual any 
time. Thoughts of an OAO back in Podunk sufficed in lieu of a rigorous 
dragging schedule at the Academy . . . rather on weekends he was found keeping 
a straight left arm out on the golf course . . . the winter snows preventing year- 
round participation the rest of his spare time was consumed engaging in sack 
duty and vigilant dial doodling tuning in the Boston Symphony Orchestra. A 
connoisseur of good music . . . good food . . . and a good time. Post Academy- 
plans are laid about the Navy ... he has acquired a fondness for it which was 
lacking in his sojourn with the Marines . . . desires small ships and subs . . . 
never averse to the tackling of a difficult job . . .an asset to any branch . . . and 
an asset to his four year tour of the Naval Academy ... a highly successful 
four vears for him. 



GLASSPORT 
PENNSYLVANIA 




JOHN MEREDITH DAVIS 

Settled down in Pennsylvania, after living in several states . . . attended high 
school in Hanover, Pa. . . . played football, basketball and track . . . president 
of high school class . . . specializes in pipe collecting, hunting, fishing, golf. 
Has been making plans for his wedding for years . . . likes classical records and 
any form of chow . . . traveled throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. 
Played batt football plebe year but concentrated on track . . . became an 
N-star-man. Claims that he needs more sleep while here but always ready to 
go on liberty . . . obtained name of Juan de San Juan in Puerto Rico. Never 
had trouble with academics although he constantlv moans how badly he 
bilged . . . thinks that he should be a buzz boy ... it's a toss up between the 
Marine Corps and Naval Air Corps . . . has a perfect right to say that everyone 
looks up to (see) him. Achieved nation-wide publicity during operation Camid 
. . . voted charter member of the Giraffe Club of '48-B. Always keeping class- 
mates in good humor . . . Juan will find the way ... no matter which road he 
desires to travel. 



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SUNBURY 
PENNSYLVANIA 



RIDLEY PARK 
PENNSYLVANIA 



YORK 
PENNSYLVANIA 



DANIEL THOMAS DEIBLER 

Danny worked with the Army at their Pentagon long enough to learn that he 
wanted to get as far away from them as possible . . . That naturally led to 
Navy ... he still hasn't decided which is the lesser of the two evils. Danny 
in his search for photographic subjects discovered women ... he thinks they 
are rather a decent hobby in their own right. An honor student in high school, 
he attributes it to the fact that his science teacher took a maternal interest in 
him . . . that rather cute science teacher didn't see the gleam in Danny's eye 
or she would have been more concerned with self defense than with education. 
Photography takes him on some quamt missions . . . we've got used to seeing 
him hanging out of windows and climbing trees . . . but when he stands on his 
head to get an ants eye view of Santee Basin we wonder if it isn't becoming 
more of an obsession than a hobby. Music is his pitfall ... .he does all right on 
the listening end of the proposition . . . but when he tries to duplicate what he 
has just heard something bad happens . . . how one person can make musical 
hash out of such nice songs is still a mystery to his roommate . . . but that 
doesn't keep him from trying . . . you just can't keep a happy heart down. 



DEAN CANON DOUGLAS 

From the Garden Spot of the World . . . Ridley Park, that is . . . and it's in 
Pennsylvania . . . Doug was transported to Navy . . . this done via the Farragut 
Academy ... of medium height . . . black hair . . . which is never mussed up 
... are the characteristics which mark the character, Doug. Dry witted . . . 
good one for tall stories . . . you never know when you are getting snowed 
under . . . and tooic you migkt as well get used to it, you're going into the Fleet 
aren't you, is his answer to all gripes. His nature, amiable and carefree . . . 
plebe academics gave him trouble but from then on things were rosey . . . 
finding his dreams more pleasant than calculus, his bed much softer than the 
chair, Dapper took all with an easy stride . . . athletics . . . experience gained 
at Farragut with the rifle allowed him to coast to a position on the Navy 
varsity squad for three years . . . his firing was most creditable to say the least 
. . . also a good lacrosse man . . . ask the opponents, they'll show you the welts. 
For dragging ... it wasn't now and then for Doug . . . just every possible 
week end . . . always a beauty . . . the field narrowed down . . . and the OAO 
from Baltimore became tl:c one. For Navy life or for civilian life, Doug is the 



EMIL MERVIN EYLER 

A mistake from the very beginning he claims . . . five girls, then the answer to 
his mother's prayers ... a boy. Curious about everything . . . school days 
busy . . . fingers in lots of pies . . . dramatics . . . publications . . . musicals 
. . . sports. High school . . . graduation. Early in 1941 he left York to enter 
the Navy . .. three years of duty in the Atlantic and Pacific . . . the South 
Pacific . . . the islands . . . the Blue Pacific . . . the Japs. He arrived at the 
Naval Academy as a quartermaster first . . . just off the boat and ships: trans- 
ports . . . P.T.'s . . . Aaron Ward . . . LCI's . . . LSM's. Always good for some 
unused, untold sea stories ... a winning mannered sea dog ... a chest full of 
ribbons . . . energy and zest all the way to the bottom. Varsity swimming 
. . . track . . . soccer . . . any sport. He used happy hours to play the violin 
... an event we appreciated . . . instigator of second batt barn dances . . . 
sawing away at Turkey in the Straw . . . puffing away on a smelly old pipe. He 
used any opportunity to display his sense of humor . . . this aided during the 
rougher periods of the grind. From glider flights at home . . . from Navy hops 
in Miami . . . from aviation summer ... to the seat, instrument panel, and 
controls of a Navy plane is the course he desires. 



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RICHARD MERRILL H USS 

A platinum haired lad with cheek ol red .1 Dutchman from th< Old Dutch 
countrj I run 1 Harrisburg to I 1 barton ( College ... to Navy . . . that's the 

background ol our subject lor discussion He's not a dragging nun . lie's 

saving all his naive charm bul lor whom . no one has been able to find 

out. On land . . . you'll find him hunting fishing . . . or just enjoying the big 
outdoors. On the sea . . . he's with his second love, machinery. In the air . . . 
well, maybe, but not a radical. If he is ever among the missing al a morning 
quarters . . . send a messenger down into the deepest . . . greasiest . . . most 
shaft infested engine room . . . and you'll be sure to hnd him. His idea is that 
no machine is doing it's best . . . he'll always find a way to get just one more 
rev out of the exhausted metal. Active . . . hard headed . . . keen, a member 
of the reception committee . . . enthusiastic about his work . . . 'tis said that 
half the class of '51 was lured to Navy by this super-Navy Information bureau. 
The answers to any question relating to the profession . . . the institution . . . 
the class . . . ask Dick. A super-enthusiast about anything Navy ... a com- 
plete walking gouge . . . short . . . compact ... to the point . . . and the point 
is, the Navy is a good place to be. 



HARRISBURG 
PENNSYLVANIA 




JOHN PAUL GAFFIGAN 

One bright sunny morning in early June of '44 John packed his bag and closed 
the door behind him to the gay carefree life of the famous New Jersey shore. 
New Jersey and Philadelphia are the two garden spots of the world that claim 
John as one of their most likely to succeed. J. Pierpont's studies have been con- 
fined to the Joes ... St. Joseph Prep, and St. Joseph's College in Philadelphia 
... he has maintained that country club attitude . . . even amphib cruise and 
infantry failed to daunt his ambitions of appearing in Esquire as the man of 
distinction. A firm believer in the theory that life is all too short and one 
should obtain all the education that is possible and then retire at an early 
age. If ever capital and labor came to an open break John would ably assist 
the forces of Ford, Morgan and Lamont. A proficient handler of both the 
tennis racquet and golf clubs John has always stressed the fact that more busi- 
ness deals are signed at the golf club than in any office. Gifted with the 
golden touch in academics John always spent his study time reading Time . . . 
Esquire and Fortune ... he wasted no time . . . when youngster year was at 
its height John was even taking a correspondence course in business law on the 
side. 



PHILADELPHIA 
PENNSYLVANIA 




JACK LYNN GRACEY 

Coming to the Academy straight from the campus of Penn State Jack has yet 
to be convinced that peg trousers just aren't the thing at Navy Tech . . . 
strictly a party boy J. L. always had a drag and could be found at any hop in a 
circle giving out with the latest dance routines ... a rare combination of 
student . . . athlete . . . and dancer ... an affinity for both beautiful women 
and bridge ... his versatility in athletics was proved by his ability to play 
all sports a little better than the next fellow. The Academic Departments 
never caused him much trouble . . . correspondence from his manv friends kept 
him busier. Jack will always be remembered for his ability to lead bv example 
rather than by virtue of authority ... a lover of the wild blue yonder, sure 
to make a name for himself, in Naval aviation. His greatest worry while 
attending the trade school was his hair which seemed to take its roots farther 
back on his head each year. The carry over of his experience as a time studv 
engineer from pre-Navy days has made every minute of his stay profitable ... to 
himself ... or to his friends. A Friday night happy hour was a waste of time 
without a Gracey story . . . vivid with description . . . and lack. 



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RICHARD IVAN HENDERSON 

Dynamite . . . tornadoes . . . barrels of hungry wildcats . . . this bundle of 
humanity puts the world's prize exhibits of eruption and tumult to shame . . . 
unconventional . . . fighter of lost causes . . . champion of the underdog. . . un- 
predictable . . . ready for anything . . . into everything . . . we love him 'cuzhe's 
made our four years here anything but humdrum. Dick is the boy we'll never 
forget . . . compact . . . chunky ... a beautiful set of muscles on a square 
sturdy frame ... a laugh that rocks half the state . . . Dick is a character ... a 
character who will know life's highest peaks and deepest valleys. Dick had 
his eyes set on West Point but his leap exceeded his objective and he landed 
in the Naval Academy via bell bottoms and a swab. He has known every 
heartbreak and ecstasy the Academy is capable of . . . and he always bounces 
right back with a smile and the will to get into something else. A bouncing 
quick step . . . brisk speech ... a diehard nature and enough fight for ten men 
. . . Dick has his own set of rules . . . these he lives by and with these he'll 
stand up to any situation. He knows what is right and he has the determination 
and will to stick by his convictions even if the conventional take a different 
road. 



ALTOONA 
PENNSYLVANIA 




HARRY LLOYD JONES 

You happen to be studying . . . suddenly a voice is heard . . . Hey, mate, is 
the mail up yet? . . . The chances are that it will be Jonesy ... H. L. ... or 
whatever you prefer . . . looking for the Evening Courier of Tamaqua, Pa. . . . 
thriving metropolis in the heart of the coal mining district of that famous state 
... a city which boasts of a "hubba-hubba" basketball team of which our 
hero was the star. A glance at the top of his locker will tell a rather complete 
story of his extracurricular activities ... a basketball, football, handball, ping- 
pong paddle, bowling ball, and that ever-present, huge box of chow. It mustn't 
be forgotten that our suave-sophisticated-debonair man-about'town is never 
found without his Ray-Bans whenever the weather permits or whenever it 
doesn't. A versatile person . . . practically a walking encyclopedia on sports 
statistics and music, music, music, and more music is one of his constant 
diets . . . was All-State trombone player for two years . . . replaced by that 
popular orchestra leader known to his sharpies as T. D. . . . Tommy Dorsey 
could hit two notes higher than our hero. Jonesy can boast of the ability to 
get along with almost any type of person ... a fact self evident in his necessary 
associations with Academy characters. 



TAMAQUA 
PENNSYLVANIA 




HERBERT SCHUYLER KLINE 

The Herbo comes from northern Pennsylvania, Erie — that is . . . that me- 
tropolis whence all great things originate . . . where everybody drives a 
Chrysler, owns a yacht, joins the Calabrese Club, drinks the best brew, 
is a connoisseur of the latter, follows the Budna Case, picnics at Presque Isle, 
hunts grouse and deer every season all season, and swears that Lake Erie is the 
largest, of the lakes and rivals the Pacific ... at least in everything that amounts 
to anything. If you don't believe it . . . you're obviously from California and 
are blindly prejudiced anyway. Years ago Herbo decided that white service 
uniforms were the nuts and that some day he should enhance their slick appear- 
ance with Herb. In high school he played end and chalked a mean cue at the 
local parlors . . . prepped at Puhl's Preparatory School where he learned how 
to throw chalk and clean up at Blackjack. At the Academy he wasn't consid- 
ered a Red Mike ... it was just too much trouble to drag, unless it was the 
right girl ... a Saturday afternoon with his nose buried, but not concealed, 
in antidated Field and Streams would suffice any time. Considers himself 
an authority on baseball, hunting and fire arms, cars . . . if not an authority . . . 
at least close to one. 



ERIE 
PENNSYLVANIA 




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EDWARD LEON KORB 

Reddish hair . . . the- worst voice om could ever be disturbed by . the 

calmness of a dead stoi< embalmei an intelligent that never demand 

sustained application . . . the 11u.1j.Mn.it i < .11 and dim, 

startling walk ... a memory filled with a en <<n of American Youth 

from the pedagogic walls of Mil to the bleak plains of Texas ... in and out 
of the Navy ... a pleasant home town (be it ever ). I he mildness nccc 
to cope, live, and break bread with a psychoneurotic Probably born lazy . . 
vises his cigarettes stiffly between first and second fingers . . reads with 
phenomenal speed . . . avidly, almost religiously, covers all available monthly 
weekly, and quarterly magazines . . . burns through a heavy novel in a matter 
of hours . . . whether he likes that which he reads one finds difficulty in dis- 
cerning. A naturalness ... an honestness ... a friendliness. Unconsciously he 
plans things to terminate in a high degree of efficiency . . . dresses in steps . . . 
accompanied by smoking while affixing a tie, reading the paper while putting 
on the shoes . . . the paper lasts through the act of buckling the belt on his 
trousers. A smile which nearly indicates surprise accompanying a lift of the 
brow. At intervals he may appear to be confused, but he always knows. 



WARREN 
PENNSYLVANIA 




ARTHUR LANDIS, JR. 

Formal education has always been a trial for him . . . yet Arthur Landis is 
destined to be one of '48-B's most able members. A featherweight Navy Junior 
. . . Art is so familiar with the Academic Board that he is reputed to have gone 
before the long green table and said . . . Nj) cream 111 my coffee, please Ad- 
miral. His academic shortcomings are more than compensated for by his 
debonair poise and knowledge of the world . . . those who know him swear 
that he is a walking gazetteer of every eastern state . . . and can name the places 
in each where the best bourbon is available. A firm believer in exercise . . . 
only when the spirit moves him . . . Art amazes the muscle men by keeping his 
lithe physique in good trim with no apparent effort. Long will he be remem- 
bered sitting at his desk . . . smoking a cigarette . . . and expounding his theories 
on the system and life in general. In spite of this worldly sounding build up 
Art is very much one of the boys . . . just like everyone else he is vulnerable 
to women and other unhealthy influences . . . Pennsylvania being right in the 
middle of things, has been a good jumping off place for Art . . . but the Quaker 
State still holds his heart. 



MOUNT VERNON 
PENNSYLVANIA 









HAROLD BERTON LIPSCHUTZ 

Lippy had a system at Navy ... an intricate system of gouges . . . contacts 
... or mathematical formulas ... no one could translate it but Lippy ... at 
any rate it all boiled down to an uncanny ability to root out the inside info . . . 
on anything from the latest USNAR corrections to the coordinated plans for 
OPCAMID 1950 ... all this dope Lippy had at the ends of his fingers and 
more. Of course anyone who was concerned with as many extracurricular 
activities as was the Lip was bound to pick up a little information here and 
there . . . the Reception Committee . . . Boat Club . . . Masqueraders . . . Glee 
Club . . . and the Lucky Bag were a few. On the latter he was probably most 
invaluable ... as circulation manager he was responsible for the sale of a few 
B'Bags . . . namely all of them. Harold ... or Burtrum as he prefers . . . blew 
in from the City of Brotherly Love with a friendly smile and happy air about 
him . . . even a sense of humor ... to assert himself as '48-B's Chief dopster 
. . . not academically speaking . . . just generally. Academically he seldom took 
a strain . . . sliding through hitting a happy medium between not standing 
ridiculously low and enjoying himself. He has strong convictions . .. but when 
proved wrong he generally admits it . . . always gets a hearing from the 
powers that be and has a sure ability to get things done. The balance of his 
time at the Academy was spent sailing with the Dinghies . . . standing librarv 
watches . . . eating pretzels . . . and dragging the OAO. 

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PHILADELPHIA 
PENNSYLVANIA 



RUSSELL ROLAND McKECHNIE 

Russ . . . who came to Navy from submarines . . . brought with him some of the 
qualities of the silent service . . . steady, quiet and always on the ball ... he 
never wastes time going from one mob to another ... no matter how fast you 
move Russ is always ahead and has started something else. Other than an un- 
quenchable desire for cold milk at odd hours . . . and a made passion for pre- 
serving all events for the future by numerous photos . . . Mac's chief interest is 
sailing . . . qualifying for his yawl command during youngster year, Russ has 
not passed many -week ends without competing in some sort of sailing compe- 
tition . . . weather is not weather with Russel . . . it's either a good day for 
sailing or a poor one. But for a few scuffles with the Academic Departments . . . 
especially plebe Dago . . . Russ, with his wavy brown hair and ready smile, 
gets along with everyone . . . with his steady energy he has even overcome his 
academic difficulties. With memories of academic scraps still in his dreams 
Mac always lends a ready hand to help anyone he can in their struggle with 
academics. It's easy to see that after graduation the subs will gain when Russ 
returns to the fold. 



READING 
PENNSYLVANIA 




RICHARD COX MORROW 

Maybe you did not always see him . . . his commanding personality told you 
he was there . . . pugnacious . . . never letting small size give basis for a tramp- 
ling by the big boys . . . even a sandblower can take long strides. Think of a 
Boston Bull in a pack of hounds . . . that was Red. Dynamic temper came and 
went so quickly it did not rate consideration — quick cooling took care of his 
temper outbursts . . . never one to hide his feelings ... his temperament 
matched his red hair. Very serious . . . conscientious in his efforts . . . always 
in the direction he thought right . . . shy . . . blushing around girls . . . neck 
and ears lighting up like traffic signals when embarrassed . . . polite . . . well 
mannered . . . keeping things like respect and courtesy on top when m a 
crowd . . . reminding you of the nice kid living in your block back home who 
would rather be out playing ball. His odd eccentricities were never really 
bothersome . . . but kidding had to be done subtly and skillfully to keep his 
good sense of humor uppermost. We will never forgive him his easy existence 
on youngster cruise . . . even if his wrist was in a cast. Devoted to seriousness 
. . . regular in habits . . . the little guy with big ideas. 




HARRISBURG 
PENNSYLVANIA 



EUGENE CARL MOSS 

En garde, a shpstick, flashes in the sunlit classroom: Wfiat is the physical sig- 
nificance of that, Sir? A figure pops up like an oiled spring unleashed: But don't 
you, think . . . anyway Gene is determined to stand high. Switching from 
plaids to brown ... to blue is a trick which will be repeated come '48 omit- 
ting the brown phase. A family man at heart the little cottage on the hill will 
be his station. His command a family car ... his crew: a group possessing 
black hair ornithopteric auricular appendages . . . and a Pan-handle stance. A 
conscientious diligent worker E. C. wends his way through Navy. Comforts, 
chaperones and champions his charges on the Rifle Team. His know-how, his 
C.P.A. respect for "mazuma" have washed away the fears of bankruptcy and 
financial chaos from the minds of the '48-B Lucky Bag Staff. In short a Mosaic 
of Moss would be a kaleidscope of: pages quickly flying . . . scorchingly 
driven slide rules ... a Midas touch . . . burning midnight oil . . . an upward 
glance . . . looking for an opportunity . . . daily blue letters and monthly copies 
of Better Homes and Gardens . . . ideas coming like streaks of lightning . . . how 
to save the day . . . the Bag . . . and the next opportunity. 



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RICHARD 11ARI, NICHOLSON 

A couple ol quick doses of Land .md air . . . Nick settled for the sea . . . the land 
duty was rough ... in the form of raccoon coats convertibles . and 

Perm State banners . . . the air duty was good background ... a year's service 
with the Army Air Corps Cadets . . . the Army finally lost out to four long 
years at Navy. Miln.m life never dimmed his previous civilian aspiration-. 
. . . wearer of sharp clothes . . . lover of good music . . . gay parties ... a 
happy-go-lucky soul . . . always singing . . . cheerful . constantly flashing 
around a prize winning smile backed with a happy chortle . . . would make a 
terrific salesman ... a good line ... a pleasing personality ... a gift for making 
himself liked . . . neither sex excepted. Never boasted of an O.A.O. at the 
Academy . . . always contended it was best to play the field . . . the whole 
field . . . there's safety in numbers . . . variety is the spice of life. A good all- 
around athlete . . . carrying with him fond memories of having been a high 
school flash . . . the gay little guy with the big letterman's sweater . . . the 
high school idol . . small stature prevented him from being a star at the 
Academy . . . had to be satisfied with just being good. Should get along in 
the Fleet ... a good man to chase away the blues . . . and if you have no blues 
to chase, he's just a good man to have around. 



CHARLEROI 
PENNSYLVANIA 




KENNEDY NILAND 

A rugged face . . . intense expression . . . unruly shock of black hair . . a silent 
man with an aptitude for going places. Born a Bostonian . . . Welsh and Irish 
stock . . . grew up in the anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania . . . went to 
school . . . inherited his industrious nature from the atmosphere of . . . hard 
coal . . . heavy industry. Proved his worth early . . . worked with his only- 
brother for Dunn and Bradstreet . . . started at the bottom . . . slitting incoming 
envelopes . . . sealing outgoing ones. His industry paid off . . . when he won a 
competitive scholarship to Scranton U. . . . wasn't satisfied to do one job . . . 
so he kept them both . . . Dunn and Bradstreet by day . . . Scranton U. by night. 
. . liked his quiet industrious manner . . . made him a 
spent his time . . . soliciting financial statements . . . 
. . interviewing . . . analyzing . . . reporting ... for 
. . for Scranton U. Pearl Harbor ... a boot seaman 
. . the Navy saw his value . . . liked his quiet mdus- 
sent him to Bancroft. Lives alone . . . likes it . . . likes civil 
engineering . . . studies eye charts . . . he'll go places . . . with a short 
stride ... a rapid gate. 



D. & B. saw his value 
credit investigator . . 
checking court records 
D. & B. . . . studying 
... a radar technician 
trious manner 



SCRANTON 
PENNSYLVANIA 




MARK JOHN O'FREIL 

As Irish as they come ... an Irish face and proud of it. Doesn't drink . . . smoke 
... or hang around with the wrong people. His philosophies and principles 
show mature thought ... is considerate . . . good natured . . . and a friend to 
most people. Practical and sensible ... he nevertheless carries a second nature 
of a blarney artist. Behind the nonsensical chatter and repartee . . . there 
is an attitude of friendliness. Brains ... he has them . . . takes no strain 
. . . makes few mistakes . . . and keeps facts in mind easily for a long time. 
Athletics, not too much . . . but still brags about his monthly workouts. Extra- 
curricular activities . . . none . . . except chow and a smattering of reading. 
Women . . . was very much a Red . . . never intended to fall . . . but he did. 
Dragged spasmodically until he met her . . . very much surprised at the turn of 
events and change in his plans . . . yet not disappointed and very much resigned 
to his happiness. From Pittsburgh ... his black hair is probably due to the 
smoky city's atmosphere. From Central Catholic in Pittsburgh ... to Ford- 
ham U. on a scholarship . . . which he wants no one to find out . . . Irish 
modesty . . . you know. Studied pre-med ... is neat . . . and would make a 
good Doc. . . . but the Navy thought he would make a better officer. 



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PENNSYLVANIA 



237 



EDWARD JOSEPH ORTLIEB 

Straight from the City of Brotherly Love . . . the mighty Wart . . . full of 
ideas about this man's Navy. Together with a red head from Fairchance upset 
the 19th company for the entire plebe year . . . youngster year was filled with 
surprise packages from Sweet Briar and nurses who wanted to learn more 
about America . . . they say he has finally gotten his feet on the ground. By 
dodging extra duty on the week ends, Ed managed to drag frequently. When- 
ever or wherever there was a topic around to be discussed, whether it was 
football or classic literature, Ort could always be found in the middle of the 
circle. He could also be heard with his melodious bass chiming forth in fine 
three part harmony. Even with full sessions and a heavy correspondence, Ort 
always had plenty of time to give to classmates with academic troubles. Not 
a varsity athlete . . . but the life of every sport in which he participated . . . 
dividing most of his time between the basketball court and the football field. 
Combining all the pleasures with the many pitfalls Ed was one of the few who 
were never disturbed . . . remained on an even keel . . . helping support all 
the rest. A dynamo with a wit like a razor. 



PHILADELPHIA 
PENNSYLVANIA 




ROBERT DALE REEM 

Our friend Bullet arrived in Annapolis form NAPS . . . clad in the fetching 
ensemble of the Marine Corps ... a uniform he is anxious to redon. For him, 
the sound of a bell was the signal to hit the sack ... a delightful place where he 
would remain until the next bell started him to class. This system proved 
confusing during fire drills . . . Bullet got to most of the classes in good shape. 
After two years of treatment by sweating Dago profs, he still spoke French 
like a Mohican, out a week of his second summer leave spent in Bancroft Hall 
improved his linguistic abilities to the point where he spoke French like a six- 
month'old native. The Glee Club and Choir will both miss his 'warbling 
. . . Bullet's bass was famous in the first wing. A full treatment of his dragging 
activities is beyond the scope of the present text. Sailing and football kept 
him off the radiator squad, and a good part of second class year was spent 
recovering from the various injuries he received while a member of Colonel 
English's eleven. Even as an upperclassman he had one of the reg-gest lockers 
in Bancroft Hall. 



ELIZABETHTOWN 
PENNSYLVANIA 




PHILADELPHIA 
PENNSYLVANIA 



JOSEPH PHILIP ROGERS, JR. 

Born one of Virginia's favorite sons he found that spending a year in Rebel 
territory was too much for him, so he was transplanted north of the Mason- 
Dixon Line to Philadelphia. There he first visited the zoo where he was 
fascinated by the crazy antics of the monkeys and has been trying to duplicate 
most of their stunts ever since. Now one of Navy's stalwart gymnastists he 
spends the majority of his afternoons attempting stunts on the gym apparatus 
that would make an onlooker believe Darwin. Through his efforts the Navy 
cheering section has gained the name of the twelfth man on the field. Dearest 
to this mighty Middle's heart is his sack; when the problem arises involving a 
decision to study or to sleep, there is no doubt as to the outcome. The State of 
Virginia has endowed this young man with a sense of aristocracy for he feels 
that the reveille bells were made for the peasants. Some may boast of their 
stick time, but he has an unchallenged right to boast of his sack time. A hobby? 
. . . Why yes ... in fact he has two and each carries him far from the realm of 
reality. With the radio blaring and two sticks in his hands he becomes Gene 
Krupa. On the more relaxing side he is none other than Ben Hogan digging his 
gold ball out of sand traps or fishing it out of a stream. Our joy boy's future 
will not be dull. 




238 







ANDREW THOMAS ROUISTON 

Hailing from the City ol Brotherly Love, it is only natural that all of the 
women love him like a brother he retired from high school . after being 

offered the janitor's job ... to join the Navy . . . where he spent over 
conscientiously mowing a plot of grass at a training station lender relations 
between Andy and his lawn mower were severed the day he was ushered into 
the Naval Academy. Andy adheres to the small ship Navy . . . mainly because 
it does not adhere to the ultra strict regimentation often encountered as a neces- 
sary part of the large ship Navy, lie feels that somehow serving with small 
ships Ins wanderlust will eventually subside . . . and some day he can go back 
to mowing ... his own front lawn. Prefers submarines . . has a strong love 
for the sea . . . with qualifications . . . chief qualification being liberty every 
night. Andy should have gone into law ... he proved his talent in his natural 
ability to skirt around the technicalities of the most technical and compre- 
hensive of all publications . . . the Naval Academy reg book. He is extremely 
easygoing and equally serious in his work . . . has a natural conscientious 
quality that leads him to get to the bottom of everything. He was one of the 
savvy boys . . . always holding down a secure place for himself in the upper 
quarter of the class. 



PHILADELPHIA 
PENNSYLVANIA 




ALBERT FRANCIS SHIMMEL 

It is said anything can be found in the hills of Pennsylvania . . . Al Shimmel is 
a living truth of that fact. Before considering any offers Al worked in his Dad's 
grocery store ... a job he disliked with a passion . . . when he became old 
enough to think for himself he chose electricity as his vocation . . . apprenticed 
himself to an electrical contractor . . . served as an electrician's mate . . . was 
finally placed aboard an APA where he spent three months trying to find his 
battle station. His eagerness ... to advance himself . . . plus sheer abihtv 
. . . brought him his opportunity to enter the Naval Academy ... he was sent to 
Bainbridge for preparation. A confusing combination of ability and fatalism 
will always be a potential store of surprises for Al . . . fatalistically believing 
he would never make the grade . . . his ability proved him wrong and always 
will. Al is a handsome lad and prides himself in his personal appearance ... if 
you want to get him mad . . . just muss up his hair . . . that's all it takes. Al's 
spare time weekday interests are usually taken up by basketball . . . volley- 
ball and bowling . . . but his chief interest may be found any week end in the 
form of his OAO. One of the happiest persons you could have the good fortune 
to meet, his earnest desire to have you like him . . . genuine sincerity . . . and 
complacent nature are a combination beneficial to both Al and to those who 
know him. 



MADERA 
PENNSYLVANIA 




EDGAR NEWBOLD SMITH 

When you're not all there you're an utter Newbold. One does not make 298 
demos out of a possible 300 plebe year without lacking to a marked degree 
the comprehension of the complexities of the system . . . Nautical Newbold' s 
Naval career . . . save duty aboard an SC in Delaware Bay . . . was launched 
with an accent on the nautical . . . from plebe summer LCI's to the magnifi- 
cence of the Randy Boober's 210 lbs. of all man could be seen any time on any 
ready box sound asleep . . . back at the Academy Monsieur Smeeth would 
arouse himself to become one of the greater athletics to wear the Navy Blue 
. . . perennially an N man in football . . . wrestling and track . . . existed for 
laffs . . . from the dead fish behind Billv Barnes' locker to the Machiavellean 
Der Tag . . . remember Hollywood . . . series. As an erstwhile member of the 
Corinthian Yacht Club, Nautical failed to impress one of the local crabs ... he 
put the jib on upside down. Boudini eased up from time to time to twist the 
Academic Departments by the tail . . . they couldn't put the finger on this man 
although the going was a little rough in spots ... a rare specie. 



ARDMORE 
PENNSYLVANIA 



239 



ROBERT NORMAN SMITH 

A picturesque, handsome fellow with a smile ... a combination of Penrod 
Schofield and one of the more likeable Quiz Kids . . . began developing his 
wiry physique at an early age while prepping at Wyoming Seminary for Navy 
Tech ... his all-round prowess won him the traditional three letters plus the 
presidency of his class and the capitancy of the Wyoming gridders . . . claims 
his biggest thrill was making the Navy squad. A generous allotment from 
Mother Nature . . . and personality to burn . . . makes him anything but a 
Red Mike. His most pronounced eccentricities are ... a Sam Goldwynian 
delight in mispronouncing words, and the eternal question, "Arc you sure?" 
. . . seems to want "judicial proof" most of the time . . . combines a dutiful 
and absolutely sincere attitude with a love of practical jokes . . . unfortunately 
he couldn't carry a tune ...ma bucket . . . when asked to sing, the only 
audible response is an, AwwwwwwHuts. He can be trusted to reserve his pranks 
for the appropriate occasions and his loyalty and sincerity make him the perfect 
type to introduce to your parents, relatives and male friends . . . but definitely 
not to your girl . . . ask the man who had one . . . hasn't been especially avid 
for the Naval Tech existence but is a career man nevertheless. 



HUNTSVILLE 
PENNSYLVANIA 




CHARLES GLASGOW STRAHLEY 

A great big beautiful hunk of man . . . the Moose . . . came to us direct from 
Upper Darby High School . . . one of the more privileged group of midshipmen 
known affectionately as Rip's boys among their less favored contemporaries. 
Chuck has played four years of football for Navy . . . has left his mark on four 
generations of opposing teams . . . not only has he distinguished himself on the 
field of battle but also in the classroom . . . where his flashing slide rule and 
photographic mind strike terror in the hearts of his classmates. His rare com- 
bination of brawn and brains unite to make Chuck a formidable adversary in 
everything from a brawl to an academic discussion. His expansive personality 
draws him many friends ... an ardent farmer . . . hunter . . . fisherman . . . 
Chuck enjoys the quietide of the country and the edge it gives his appetite 
. . . which is already voracious ... a lover of the finer things in life . . . sym- 
phony or a good book ... a pool shark and an infamous snake . . . Charlie's 
diversity in his many fields of endeavor keep him well on top. A carefree 
attitude and his love for adventure make his life the envy of those around 
him . . . stubborn . . . who wouldn't be with 20 inch biceps? . . . trust no 
one but yourself . . . and only yourself when you can keep an eye on him. 



DREXEL HILL 
PENNSYLVANIA 




EDWARD PAUL SUPANCIC 

Strapping . . . work horse build and disposition . . . this fellow is one of those 
big hidden timbers that has held up our class by just being a solid member of 
the unit. Ed's potentialities are hidden by his carefree attitude and slightly 
reserved nature . . . don't let this fool you . . . he's a worker and has plenty of 
figuring ability to make it count. Appreciative of good humor . . . slightly 
above lowly skylarking ... a character just as solid as his frame . . . couldn't 
put on an air if he had one. Square . . . right down to earth in everything he 
does . . . always cool and practical . . . loyal to his well-founded ideals and to 
anything he earnestly undertakes. Ed has made his own way wherever he has 
gone ... he can be pretty stubborn but is usually dead right. Still his simple 
naturalness fits him for circulation in any circle. It's a job for his rustic well- 
scrubbed face to look anything but pleasant . . . the sturdiness of an oak . . . 
patience plus . . . common sense by the bushel . . . perseverance unsurpassed 
. . . acumen . . . adaptability . . . with a main battery like that there's just no 
holding him. 



EXPORT 
PENNSYLVANIA 




240 




ROBERT WALTER VAN KIRK, JR. 

The Fairchancc Flash the Red Streak ... the Big Red Van It all adds up 

to this happy Red Head , . . a varsity athlete back home . . . can, and will, 
play expertly any sport one can name . . . active . . . vigorous ... a pleasing 
character. Meeting . . . and getting to know Van is an experience . . some- 
thing that happens once in a lifetime He seems quiet and unobtrusive at first 
meeting . . . seems slow and easygoing . . but what a shock he has in store 
for the uninitiated ... a dynamo yet . . with sparks and all His room a 
plebe sanctuary . . . and all hands rate . . people storm his room in dro 
covies and herds to listen to ilicir favorite bands and singers . . music on 
records played by his super combination . . . grounds for natural growth of 
popularity . . . cigarette smoke hanging in stratified layers in the room . . . 
friends and music lovers covering everything in the room. . . . Van's life at the 
Naval Academy, taken as a cross-section, seemed to become more productive 
and fruitful as the course proceeded . . . both in pounds, weight . . . and in 
numbers, class. For four years he put up with that constant cry . . . I'd ratlnr 
be bald than have red hair, but few were the taunters who wouldn't have traded 
scaps with the Red Head from Fairchance. 



FAIRCHANCE 
PENNSYLVANIA 




DANIEL PAUL WALCHKO 

Unpretentious . . . unobtrusive . . . unostentatious . . . the deep water runs 
still . . . those who talk are hung by their words . . . actions speak louder than 
words . . . and action is his specialty. Personal success is relative ... he who 
rises from the bottom accomplishes more than he who hangs at the top. A 
small town . . . yet strong in the knowledge of itself . . . not glittering with 
rhinestones . . . but shining clean with its honesty of hard work. A small 
man . . . yet strong as is his heritage ... his prosaic personality is his foil. 
Chico from Jeddo. His honest humor is without the barbs of sarcasm and 
acrimony of the worldly wit ... he who never intentionally hurts another is a 
gentleman's son. The ascot and frock coat can only accentuate the good — never 
hide the bad. Tact, smoothness of speech . . . lubricates the wheels of personal 
progress . . . but it is sweat which lubricates a country's progress. Boxing . . . 
fieldball . . . wrestling . . . rough and tumble . . . hard knocks . . . honest 
smiles ... no world-weary blase cynic. Quiet to the point of seeming non- 
existant . . . until the score is added up . . . then he's on, or near the top. 
Short . . . compact . . . striking physical appearance that compliments his 
mental attitude. 



JEDDO 
PENNSYLVANIA 




JOSEPH ALOYSIUS WILSON 

Little Joe . . . The Flash . . . loves the City of Brotherly Love about as much as 
his family's native Ireland . . . renowned because of his ability as a 121-pound 
pugilist . . . magnanimous personality . . . amicable . . . always has a joyous 
smile and friendly greeting for everyone he meets . . . spends many study hours 
reading current best seller novels . . . crazy about soft lights . . . sweet music 
. . . and that girl . . . swears Schuyhill River water is not really as bad as it 
tastes. Has legendary love for Philadelphia Scrapple . . . hopes to prove his 
prowess as an up-and-coming Ben Hogan . . . does not ever talk before break- 
fast . . . concentrates best and lives almost solely in a horizontal position . . . 
boasts continually about his future in Naval aviation, but has obvious admira- 
tion for plaid and pin-striped suits . . . accompanied by smart convertibles and a 
long life on terra fir ma . . . takes academic routine with minimum strain . . . 
notorious reputation for engaging in, why study?, contests during every exam 
week . . . always manages to retain a passing mark somehow . . . marked quali- 
ties of leadership . . . evidenced in Joe while he served as company commander 
during plebe year . . . four years close association has made each of his class- 
mates beam when they say . . . Sure I Know Little ]oc. 



PHILADELPHIA 
PENNSYLVANIA 



241 



WILLIAM GLADE BRENDLE 

Upon any inquiry about his nature one will learn that it is composed of base- 
ball ... at this point the discussion will ramble about his superb and brilliant 
performances as the Navy first baseman ... all colleagues join in the general 
praise ... as the discussion continues . . . more baseball . . . facts come forth 
concerning his mammoth collection of popular music . . . which he considers 
his hobby . . . baseball and music . . . here is a lag or lull in the discussion . . . 
until the conversation narrows down to his previous activity . . . we learn that 
he entered the Academy from the Fleet . . . says that congress was not respon- 
sible for his presence . . . another point arises from the fact that his background 
is of an agricultural nature . . . nothing in particular . . . just an ordinary 
farm . . . says that he'll never go back to the farm to work . . . would like to 
live on one though . . . confesses that electrical engineering is his forte . . . 
would desire to make it his career . . . eyes are too myopic for the Navy . . . 
presents a relaxed, loose appearance ... is earnest in his pursuit of happiness 
. . . will get it at any cost ... if the Navy won't have him he'll leave in search 
for it . . . summarizes himself by implying that he is conscientious and at the 
same time indifferent. 



WILMINGTON 
DELAWARE 




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WILMINGTON 
DELAWARE 



WILLIAM THOMAS CHIPMAN, JR. 

Most kids just scream when they are born . . . not our Chipper ... he screamed 
for his Esquire. Surprised was the nurse that cooed over young Chipper too 
closely . . . many say that he leered at them from behind his Esquire and dared 
them to come back again . . . then burst out in raucous laughter when they did. 
A beginning like this seems to be what Bill has been trying to live up to for 
his many years in this cold cruel world. He has amazed us with a constant 
stream of lovely ladies ever since his arrival at Navy . . . the man of a thousand 
drags . . . never without one. For him there was only one way to spend a 
week end . . . going out to Ma's this week end, where else . . . now loolc here, I've a 
deal cooked up. A stocky good looking guy with a pug nose . . . just bordering 
on the overweight ... a fact that left him open for a lot of kidding . . . I'm 
not overweight , who says I am . . . I'm just pleasingly plump. The original party 
goer . . . never missed one if he knew about it. Never one to miss a party ... or 
a tussle, Chipper has made the four years move along a little faster ... a smiling 
word for everybody ... a slap on the back when the going gets tough ... a 
firm handshake . . . sincere . . . honest . . . built like a man that's able to take 
care of himself . . . and his . . . that's Bill Chipman. 




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RALPH WELLS BROWN, JR. 

Brownie is the only man in the Academy who never complains about the 
Maryland weather . . . according to him, if it rains ... it is a good day for the 
ducks. If the sun shines . . . which it occasionally does . . . calls Maryland tlic 
yoor man's California. Coming from the Academy's own back yard . . . Hyatts- 
ville, Maryland, he has had no cause to complain of being homesick. With 
many interests close at hand . . . usually makes himself scarce on free after- 
noons. As a by-product of local finishing school . . . Bulhs Prep . . . Randies 
School ... he has had a good background for working crossword puzzles and 
raising tropical fish. One of the quaint habits he has acquired during the past 
four years here is dragging . . . not once . . . not twice . . . but three times each 
week ... in short . . . each time the opportunity presents itself. Ralph, having 
sailed the Chesapeake by seaman's eye for several years, became a dependable 
member of the Varsity Sailing Team. However, his first and only love is 
automobiles. When at home he usually may be found engrossed deeply in the 
inner workings and hidden mechanisms of his latest souped-up engine. Being 
a good mixer in any crowd, Brownie has made many friends ... is at home on 
land or sea . . . always carrying with him the best wishes of these friends. 



HYATTSVILLE 
MARYLAND 




242 




JOHN WILMS BRUNER 

( !oming from .1 Navy family ... a Navy Junior Bruno baa seen much oi the 
world . . . mostly tli< I ai I asl part ol it lie claims to be an expert on cars 
. especially Cords . . . hopes to own .1 string ol garagi 1 some day . . . thinks 
that he is growing old lure at Navy . . . hut still shows no grey hairs among the 
rcd. Started his Navy sports career on the batt football team soon took up 

the more intimate company sports he likefl em better. He builds model 

airplanes . . . has a collection of pipes with which he whiles away the evening 
study hours ... he isn't troubled with die necessity of a heavy correspondence 
... so finds his study time relatively unimpaired. Home is just around the 
corner . . . Silver Spring . . . the Garden spot of the universe . . . Gods own 
country. Actually he prefers sleeping to studying ... a choice that is hard for 
him to convince others of his sincerity in . because of a naturally brilliant 
streak. Youngster cruise and his famous knife brought Brune his everlasting 
nickname . . . Cold Steel. As far as he is concerned . . . comics rate first in any 
newspaper . . . and if time is short . . . they may as well not print the rest of 
the paper. Hopes to be a jet pilot ... a supersonic fly boy. 



SILVER SPRING 
MARYLAND 



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JAMES SAMUEL CROSBY, JR. 

"Crosby-Navy'' has a peculiar connotation in itself . . . one would have to 
know "Bing" in order to appreciate it . . . but let it be said that he possesses 
a sadistic wit. A faint smirk can be barely detected on his bright face when 
exposed to the latest "cool" story . . . but out-dated slapstick comedy brings 
forth a resounding belly laugh which gradually settles to a giggle. Jim is 
thoroughly domestic . . . longs for a home of his own ... if it's near the shore. 
His knowledge of the water can be largely attributed to the fact that he's 
lived near the Chesapeake all his life. A good swimmer ... a mediocre bridge 
player . . . and a Bull bucket . . . Jim made life at Navy enjoyable for himself as 
well as for his friends . . . never adverse to the use of study hours for sacking-in 
purposes ... he is definitely not a slash. He still thinks he had a rough plebe 
year but no one believes him. He's a peace-loving soul and seldom endorsed his 
wife's practical jokes . . . although he enjoyed them . . . but he usually ended 
up the innocent victim ... to wit ... a short-sheeted rack. Formerly of the 
telephone company . . . Sammie specialized as a "trouble shooter" on the night 
shift . . . good duty according to the sea stories forthcoming . . . but offering 
little future . . . then Uncle Sam blew his trumpet. 




WILLIAM HENRY EVANS, JR. 

Those were the days at dear old Duke . . . it's hard but it's fair . . . only a few 
more months to go now . . . when does liberty start . . . experience is the best 
teacher . . . the sensible way to do it is ... a southern moon ... a southern 
belle . . . I'm going back to Dixie ... he who will not risk will not win . . . 
nothing ventured, nothing gained . . . Nelson did it, why can't I . . . when 
does World War III begin . . . history teaches nations nothing . . . have you 
seen my pictures . . . what a lovely woman. These are a few of the phrases 
by which you will know him. Ev-o has the distinct advantage of living within 
the five mile limit . . . grew up beside the Academy . . . yet still came here ... a 
lifelong ambition . . . seems to have a weakness for Navy Juniors . . . however, 
southern coeds . . . especially from Duke . . . rate high. Poetry is a must . . . 
good books are one's best friends . . . reads all the famous battles of the past 
and plans for those of the future . . . Clausewitz, Napoleon, Stonewall 
Jackson. Doesn't miss anything ... as week ends and cruise liberties proved 
. . . will he ever forget Puerto Rico and Europe. Spends much time experi- 
menting with photography . . . gold braid never phases him . . . one must be 
realistic as well as idealistic. 



BALTIMORE 
MARYLAND 



EDGEWATER 
MARYLAND 



243 



JOHN LESTER EVERNGAM 

That rolling gait and funny twist made you think the Eastern Shore was 
floating when he was growing up . . . loved the sea just as it was on Eastern 
Shore . . . not under a ship's hull ... his idea of appealing sea duty was going 
home via ferry across the Bay to isolated Denton . . . cut off from the world. 
By no means a rural product . . . hair that wouldn't stay in place . . . twinkling 
brown eyes that were framed with crow's feet when he smiled . . . normally 
from observing effects of disguised barbs of satire hurled at classmates through 
insinuating compliments . . . they loved it . . . his method was never offensive. 
It was more fun to run classmates than bother with plebes. Cock . . . sure of 
himself, especially with women . . . not too handsome, just enough . . . smooth 
and debonaire with high school queens . . . luck on blind drags made him happy 
at the prospect of a dragging week end. Worried more about making the 
soccer team than falling before the academic ax . . . wasted no pennies on 
Tecumseh . . . Math was his forte. Successful defenses of Maryland weather 
and natives flowed like water . . . Lucky John had an answer for all jibes. In 
spite of indifferent partners he gleaned that extra trick from his bridge hand 
. . . relaxed by harmonizing on singing commercials. 



DENTON 
MARYLAND 




DAVID ALBERT HURT, JR. 

One of the local boys always sought after for information concerning the drag 
situation in Crabtown about which he seemed to know quite a bit ... as 
evidenced by the areas he had staked out for private exploitation ... his taste 
was underestimated in the adjective good ... a more applicable one was 
excellent . . . knew all the latest scandal in town and the hot dope on the ehgr 
bles. Characterized by a seriousness that was often interrupted with very 
dry wit employed to manufacture satirical quips at the system to the amuse- 
ment of his friends. The originator of the shy grin . . . spread all over his face. 
Slow . . . ambling along quietly determined . . . first it was Math, then Nav 
that tripped him, the latter because he took his time and did a neat job . . . 
easygoing ... a tolerator of the system . . . probably because of his ambition 
to follow his father and go into subs after graduation . . . pleasant talking . . . 
with a peculiar drawl developed by superimposition of the Maryland dialect. 
Spent four years of week ends at home . . . grew up and spread out at Navy 
... so earned his N in the swimming pool. Modest . . . inoffensive . . . 
friendly ... a man who has convictions and the courage to stick by them. 



ANNAPOLIS 
MARYLAND 




JOHN ROWLAND LOWDENSLAGER 

First seen one sunny morning in June '44 . . . this Baltimorean comes from a 
long line of Maryland civilians. One of the youngest in the class . . . John took 
the change from civilian to midshipman easily within his stride . . . settled 
down for a long sojourn at U. of N. . . . proceeded to set the first class hope- 
lessly but merrily crazy by his numerous schemes to evade the Reg Book . . . 
beat the system . . . which met with varying successes. Young "Speed'' made 
himself indispensable to company cross country and steeplechase . . . not to 
mention batt track. Interests . . . music . . . class or pop . . . accents on J. S. 
Bach and S. Kenton . . . books . . . Brontes . . . Windsor. On the scientific 
side he is a great tinkerer . . . can't keep hands off gadgets . . . knobs . . . 
handles . . . levers . . . buttons . . . which may explain his craze for electronics 
. ... so many dials to twist. Not a slash . . . fell asleep in first Dago class 
. . . has been following up ever since . . . ask him about the time he fell asleep 
and woke to find a strange prof quizzing him. Speed counts the eons until he 
receives his orders to report to New London to follow the steps of his first- 
classman in the Silent Service. 



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BOONE CASE TAYLOR 

Taylor is one of those quiet fellows who never get stepped on it's an art 

but he's mastered it. One of the stout Americans who answered the call sent 
up at Pearl Harbor by joining the enlisted ranks . . . His slightly rounded 
shoulders and jerky gait are his trade marks ... his inquiring mind and dogged 
tenacity his claims to success ... his quiet humor and contented outlook, his 
ticket to happiness. His passion is scrapbooks . . . scrapbooks that are an 
education in themselves . . . devoted to his wonderful hastern Shore which we 
see on the horizon . . . that same Eastern Shore where Taylor fishes and hunts 
whenever the pressing duties of life give him the opportunity. His active 
activities are confined to a pretty decent soccer foot and its associated predica- 
ments. Casey has rational reason for anything he does ... in fact it might not 
be stretching it too far to say he is conventional. A little on the too quiet side 
to be really classed as a social figure ... he is in there fighting with a pretty 
solidly booked calendar. Casey is sold on the Navy . . . has a good rational 
reason for it. He was a photographer's mate in the Navy. Casey can take care 
of the things that lie ahead. 



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WILLIAM DWIGHT CHANDLER, III 

Latest reports declare him from Washington, D.C. . . . plebe year it was from 
anywhere practical . . . that is practically next door to any upperclassman that 
wanted to know . . . obviously a Navy Junior. At the Academy a man-eater on 
the wrestling mat ... a member of the varsity wrestling team ... a fact belied 
by his small stature but rather by the necessary know-how. Moves with 
assurance through the cosmopolitan nights of Washington ... a cosmo of the 
night spots ... a raconteur of metropolitan bedtime stones ... a connoisseur of 
bacchanalian festivities . . . spent most of his leisure time at Navy pulling 
quickies on his friends . . . ever formulating new methods to add to the misery 
of his classmates. Could be helpful if need be . . . particularly in the academic 
field . . . intelligent but took no strain academically himself . . . stood number 
one in the presidential competitives for entrance exams. A maelstrom of ideas 
concerning his future service with the Navy . . . cyclically considered the 
Marine Corps and Naval aviation more seriously than any other. Never been 
known to refuse a drag . . . prefers blondes, brunettes and redheads. Acquired 
the nickname Chicken or its diminutive Chick. Reading tastes vary from the 
Nsw Yorker to the more lurid of contemporary novels. Untempered realist . . . 
easy to get along with . . . especially if one is versed in the more recondite 
wrestling holds. 



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ROBERT LEE GHORMLEY, JR. 

With that wavy blond hair ... a sweet smelling pipe . . . and his ever-changing 
plans and opinions . . . we have characterized a Navy Junior who is one 
of the staunchest backers of the Navy Blue and Gold. Let it be the Navy . . . 
athletics . . . fishing ... or photography . . . draw up a chair and prepare to 
hear a dissertation from one of the experts on the subject. No matter where he 
finds himself . . . Bob always manages to dig up excitement and the unusual. 
The practice cruises either gave him a new source for sea stories or they were 
the makings of a fine officer . . . probably both. Bob will never be remembered 
as being strictly reg ... his locker was stowed a la Ghormley . . . the cram 
hard and slam quickly methods . . . the clean laundry hung in the closet until 
the contents of his locker failed to meet the minimum daily requirements. 
Oli . . . was that /ormation? was quite frequently asked by a half clad figure. 
He never rushed but somehow was always there on time. The plebes did not 
see much of Bob until the winter term when he returned to the company 
tables to help impart some of his nautical knowledge to our new members. 
When the diploma and commission were at last in his hands Bob deserved a 
well done for his valiant fight with some of the Academic Department . . . 
invariably he tangled with the little red book. 



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HARVEY RANDOLPH HUMPHREY 

One man who did not remind you of someone you had known before ... a very 
distinctive person especially from the standpoint of head structure . . . we never 
saw his hair longer than an inch or not sticking in all directions like a burr until 
first class year . . . before then it was always cut on top . . . the irresistible urge 
to run your hand over it brought repercussions when pursued . . . ice-blue eyes 
. . . eyebrows that matched his hair . . . thin and in all directions exposing bat- 
tered lids beneath . . . more or less shapeless nose spread over his face by a wide 
grin . . . sandy hair matched the tans he picked up so easily in the spring during 
track season . . . large jaw muscles causing two bulges over the bone . . . played 
plebe football . . . boxed a little . . . settled down to throwing the javelin . . . 
loved to run his fellow athletes ... an ardent follower of his beloved 
Senators . . . always knew the top sports teams and .stars . . . could talk end- 
lessly especially about sports . . . the plebe s friend . . . always a joker unless 
the conversation was serious . . . then he was as serious as any . . . outspoken 
. . . wanted the reputation of being a good guy. 



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JACK CLARK KAYS 

Short . . . sweet . . . and everything pleasing to the eye . . . this hairless wonder 
has come a long way since plebe year. A child prodigy well acquainted with 
the attributes of character-building sponsored by the Executive Department . . . 
knew every possible way to lower his conduct mark and stopped just short of 
the A's . . . always writing that certain Mary during study hour ... off periods 
during the day you can find him persistently pushing a mattress against its 
springs. Stubborn in every respect . . . admitting defeat very seldom our Jack 
finally has grown into manhood . . . with the help of the gym instructors . . . 
and apparatus ... he mastered the parallel bar . . . finding himself on the varsity 
gym team. Home-baked cherry pies and roommates from Texas seem to be obses- 
sions with him ... he hasn't yet learned what makes Texas grapefruit pink. 
A Naval aviator will be his high water mark in the Navy . . . he's well qualified 
for more. A pliable mind that probes every corner and produces some amazing 
results . . . abounding in vitality which has not been dampened even by the 
pace of Academy life . . . one of those fellows you just hate to leave ... a fellow 
we'll always be glad to meet again. 




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KENNETH KELTY 

The original barroom tan with a seeming allergy to the sun and any exercise . . . 
has been known to engage in sports only occasionally . . . preferring to watch 
them and punctuate the action with comments ... his knowledge of sports was 
seemingly mexhaustive ... an observation gained from his conversation on the 
subject ... an act he was never reluctant to engage in ... it was the same way 
with any conversation . . . could always say a few words on any subject com- 
plete with a characteristic shrug and an 1 don't care which he really meant 
because there was little he did care for except dancing, dragging, and swing 
music ... of these one can say he was a master ... a real performer on the floor 
of Dahlgren Hall m early years, noticeably absent later . . . his collection of 
jazz, boogie-woogie, and swing records was unexcelled ... to him it was the 
only kind of music. Sympathetic but unacting ... a good listener . . . quiet 
conversationalist with a tone suggesting that there was just no other solution 
possible or nearly so correct . . . friendly . . . made an effort to get along but 
stuck pretty much to his own crowd . . . dragged his girl every week end . . . 
making the most of the time away from academics. 








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JAMES MARSHALL M( HUGH, JR. 

You've heard of the Navy Juniors and the Arm\ \'>r if here it is . . . the real 

wonder of the age . . . the \1 ir( orpsjr. , China born . . . New hngland bred 
. . . Washington educated . . the real cosmopolite . man of the world as 
well as man of distinction It didn't take him long to get into the things that 
would prepare him best tor the world of hard knocks , . . a ■ cer man 

... a varsity lacrosse battler . . . a pushball enthusiast who was e it 

supplanted by the less glamorous heldball. I he B'F O of them all couldn t 

see a week end without a drag . . even as a plebe. Being close to home did him 
a lot of good on th.it score As one might expect here is one more lad who 
thought the reg book an unnecessary evil . . . and so proceeded to let it alone 
hoping it would do the same for him. Loves music of all kinds . . . jazz . . . 
blues . . . classics . . . has a particularly soft spot in his heart for Carmen 
Cavellero ... an addict at the turn table. A frequenter of the outlying places 
of free-and-easy entertainment around Annapolis ... his choice not hampered 
by a need for the finer items of the chef's art . . . would eat anything. . . anywhere 
... in short he could contract a good case of ptomaine anywhere so long as the 
company was good. A man of ideas . . .his own ... is liable to end up any- 
where . . . from a soldier of fortune's wandering lot to that of the practicing 
diplomat. 



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RODERICK BRUCE MOORE 

A ramrod appearance . . . sharp cut features ... a traveler . . . China . . . 
Hawaii, California and other parts unknown ... a Navy son ... all six feet 
four inches. An addict of bridge . . . Culbertson all the way . . . one of the 
most demanding and able partners in the Brigade. Presenting a mixture of 
indifference and light humor in his gay moments . . . and serious mindedness 
when the occasion required it ... he took full advantage of all the benefits 
of life at the Naval Academy . . . enjoying everything he undertook with a 
vigorous zest. Fundamentally an individual of leisure . . . drifting along with 
a few laughs . . . nothing interrupting the peace and quiet of the game ... or 
the joy of deviating from the rut ... his time was well spent. A keen sense 
of judgment . . . appreciation . . . and timing in considering the psychiatrics 
of dragging . . . correspondence, and savoir faire . . . the letters poured in like 
liquid libations ... a mania for untangling himself . . . remaining in the graces 
of all. A desire to fly . . . to relax in the clouds rather than on the ground. 
R. B. saying . . . Hey, mate, pile the mail alphabetically by states ... an out- 
growth of the talent of social science ... to him it is almost a science ... a 
science of the epicure. A smile ... a friendly greeting ... an efficient assured 
individual with the manner of vacationing royalty . . . break the seal on that new 
deck, Mack ... I tlimk I've found a fourth. 



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DISTRICT OF COLUME 




SUMNER KITTELLE MOORE 

His fascinating combination of very dry wit and seriousness was an asset to 
any gathering . . . that careful choice of words always prompted hysterics . . . 
never raised his voice . . spoke in a carefully restrained and toned voice with 
his Adam's apple bouncing merrily along. When his conversation ran out, 
though rarely, entertained by playing the flute with his nose and whistling in 
harmony at the same time . . . probably loved music more than art but turned 
out some mighty fine caricatures of the exalted members of the Executive 
Department for the Log . . . plus beautiful forms for the eye feasts of his 
friends. The only fly in his academic ointment was those peculiar Math 
formulae . . . they resembled equations for Dali's paintings . . . the department 
failed to appreciate his interpretations of said equations giving him hours ol 
anguish around leave time . . . there was some balm in the fantastic numbers 
like 5, 29, and 15 opposite his name in other subjects. One of those guvs who 
took advantage of being a Navy Junior to extract spoons from the demon first 
classmen . . . last claim of residence was D.C. . . . handv for meeting women 
which he never seemed to be without . . . thev always came back for Moore. 



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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 



GILBERT WILKES, III 

Part of Gilbert's early childhood was spent in France . . . acquired a fluency 
in the language and learned enough of French customs and traits to consider 
himself some what of an authority on them . . . will brook no argument on the 
subject. As a lad of thirteen Gilbert was just like a ball . .. so fat ... so 
soft ... so roundly rolled. This youthful plumpness is still evidenced in his 
195 pounds . . . but when reprimanded for taking so much chow he answered 
I'm a growing hoy ... I need meat! Can argue well on religion . . . morals 
. . . women ... in short on any worldly question. However when it appears 
to him the argument is lost ... he concludes you have no soul. Strictly an 
indvidualist ... if you say black ... he says white ... for the sake of argu- 
ment if nothing else. Only a fatalist would ride in a car with Gilbert at the 
wheel . . . and then only after little or no meditation. Seventy miles an hour 
... no hands . . . wheel! . . .it's rumored that he had to stop the car to revive 
his mother once after some of his expert showmanship. For good laughs nothing 
can beat the spectacle of plump Gilbert doing the ballet at night out on the 
sand dunes ... or Gilbert lying in a heap under his locker after trying to stand 
on his hands in his room . . . yet despite his bulk ... he can be graceful and 
athletic . . . surprisingly so in his diving and football. 




ELLIS MARK ZACHARIAS, JR. 

Atlas . . . Goliath . . . Hercules . . .? No . . . that's Spider. How one man 
could be drawn out so long is one of the mysteries we are still working on . . . 
eats like a plebe on leave . . . exercise fanatic . . . yet the fact remains 
. . . Zack is a thin man. Zack has been around . . . travel that is ... it all began 
in Washington where Zack put in his appearance . . . ever since then he's been 
on the move . . . the Orient . . . the water and islands between here and there, 
he's pitched his teepee up and down both coasts . . . you guessed it . . . Navy 
Junior. Zack has a technical mind . . . radio and its tubes and wires is his first 
love . . . anything involving a slide rule is right up his narrow alley. Amiable 
. . . always ready to lend a helping hand . . . sociable without ever being out- 
spoken or forward. Zack is active and it is this activity that makes him ver- 
satile and well known. Generosity displayed in his unselfish manner wins him 
the esteem of his close associates . . . Zack has within him a young heart ... his 
playfulness naturally leads to a goodly amount of skylarking and of course the 
accompanying discipline . . . serious only when necessary . . . conformist . . . 
Zack will always find plenty to do . . . he'll do it well and every doing will 
just be a step to some bigger job. 



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The long dusty road to the plantation . . . the cunnel perpetually attired in a Confederate uniform 
sporting a cane and white whiskers . . . tobacco . . . cotton . . . watermelons . . . peanuts . . . and 
a cool gin. The fresh air, sunshine, and oxygen zone of the United States swollen in the winter by 
the Yankee carpetbaggers and tourists . . . flocking to seethe most beautiful women in the country 
. . . the great forests of Southern Pine and Cyprus . . . the magnolias, Mangroves and Dixieland jazz. 
Where the modern scheme has caused fortunes to change hands in the oil fields and sulphur wells 
. . . replacing the brawling, dusty-laned plantations with the dispatch of a new people . . . but 
something of the old remains ... of Sherman, careless with fire ... of magnificent homes . . . and 
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GREGORY McCALEB BELL, JR. 

FaifuJ Hau'ch . . . hup-tup-Itrecp-jooh . . . come on fellas . . . will you please get in shape. 
This has been Greg's bane all through the Naval Academy . . . always the man to 
be pitied because his name is high in the alphabet ... is therefore continually 
placed in charge of everything in sight . . . has taken his misfortune stoically 
however . . . and has put his all into every job he undertakes. Blessed with a 
true Navy background . . . hailing from the Navy town of Navy towns ... he 
has come into his own here on the Severn. Hey Greg, what's the drill tomorrow? 
Greg . . . do we have a lecture tonight? Oh Greg . . . u'hat's the Steam assignment? A 
constant fund of useful information . . . has kept his classmates off many an 
Executive Department tree by his accurate dissemination of info . . . quiet . . . 
reserved ... a little older than the rest of us . . . and he shows it ... a steady- 
ing influence on his more rowdy classmates ... a fine Naval officer in the mak- 
ing . . . firm in his convictions . . . strong in defense of his ideals. A hard 
worker with ideas . . . could sell the Severn River Bridge if he put his mind 
to it . . . but he always has his mind on something more useful. 



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VIRGINIA 



SOUTH BOSTON 
VIRGINIA 




NORWOOD WILLIAM BULLINGTON, JR. 

We have a tall rangy remnant of the old Terrible Tenth . . . the Bull . . . with 
the unswerving convictions . . . the pugilist of the battalions . . . enterer of the 
brigade finals ... a defender of the South, suh-h-h . . . but not of the Claghorn 
strain . . . appreciative listener to Tchaikovsky and Porter . . . advocate of a 
combination of the lulling classical and the sweet popular . . . user of the skag 
to make and break will power . . . originally a Duke man ... a loyal backer of 
the Navy football team and almost any other team so sponsored ... an Army 
man of four months converted to a dyed-in-the-wool blue and gold individual 
... a blind dragger with phenominal luck . . . top-shelf reacher for short people 
. . . eater of ice cream . . . and licker of postage stamps ... all in order of de- 
scending importance. Socially . . . Bill is a happy addition to any get-together 
. . . friendly and extremely courteous . . . when business confronts him he as- 
sumes a stern confidence in himself and conscientiously trys to do his best . . . 
he expects a good future with the Navy . . . and the future expects of him a fine 
Naval officer. His preference for duty will naturally be any ship with a South 
in the title . . . It's said he's all ready volunteered for the next expedition to 
the South Pole. 



HUNTLEY 
VIRGINIA 




ROBERT RUSSELL DICKEY, III 

Double R's first and greatest expenditure of ergs at Navy took place plebe 
year in Conture's Gym under the watchful eye of the master himself. Due to 
a change in the system and his proficiency in Dago he passed youngster year in 
exile in the sixth batt . . . however . . . Double R was back in the happy 
family and wrestled his way to fame for the first batt the following year. 
Dick is a great believer in the value of sleep, and after each round of classes he 
makes every effort to get as much sacktime as possible. Even so he managed to 
be the first up every morning ... to get near the warmest part of the radiator. 
A master of the bull session, Dick will hold his end of the discussion down 
while deftly transforming the makings into a perfect roll-your-own cigarette. 
The finesse with which he handles the Bull Durham sack is one of the marvels 
of Bancroft. His ambition ... to explore the upper reaches of the Amazon . . . 
and all other things assume a role of secondary importance. Although a staunch 
admirer of womankind, he swears that he will remain a bachelor until his 
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CHARLES IIWIII U)\ 1 WGTON 

I his little man with the Herculean huild . . we couldn't believe it either until 
he told us ... is right in his glor) it given a mirror and a comb it takes 

hours to get it just as he wants it . . . tell us, Chuck, are the waves hereditary' 
What about a receding hairline? Talents he in music . . . Chuck can turn on a 
radio and change records w ith the best ot them . . . furthermore . if you are 
ever in the need of an excellent monotone he's always willing to oblige. 
Kidding aside ... it is only his own sharp dry sense of humor that allows us 
to print the bitter truth. Chuck attended the College of William and Mary 
where he was an active member of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity College 
career was cut short when he joined the Navy . . . after year and a half an 
opening to the Academy presented itself and not being one to turn down an 
opportunity . . . Chuck accepted . . . attended NAPS and entered on a Fleet 
appointment. In spite of the rough going at times . . . managed to keep his 
nose clean and head above water. A constant plugger . . bound to get ahead 
regardless of the branch he may choose. 




WILLIAMSBURG 
VIRGINIA 



ROBERT PRESTOX NOTTINGHAM 

Eastern Shore is not submerged at high tide . . . maintains this tall blond 
modern viking. Academics were no pushover, but thanks to his diligent work 
at the University of Virginia, Bob managed to come out on top. A better than 
average athlete . . . when coaxed away from the steerage or his sack . . . plays 
tennis and basketball. He is addicted to bridge . . . will play anybody . . . 
anywhere. But dragging has been his speciality . . . trusting by nature he was 
railroaded into many blind dragging escapades . . . suffered many a horrible 
nightmare of his own private brick chimney. Plebe year was one continuous 
hell for Bob with the Face, Jesse, and other diabolical tormenters . . . sub- 
sequent cruise liberties and football trips helped him to forget his dismal 
past ... he still has occasional stammers as a result of the AlHon College Cheer. 
Any ridiculous scheme has his wholehearted support and is made the more 
ridiculous as a consequence . . . the restraining hand of the Executive Depart- 
ment made itself felt on several occasions . . . but even Saturday afternoon 
Extra Duty did not sour Natty. Through all this frivolity runs a serious vein 
of sincerity and pluck ... all of which adds up to a guy we will remember. 




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VIRGINIA 



ROBERT WARD O'REILLY 

Son of a retired mustang . . . who couldn't settle down to a landlubber's job 
. . . brother to three more sea-going men . . . Bob didn't have a chance ... he 
was born with salt water in his veins. From the Navy town of Portsmouth . . . 
where he probably read Annapolis Today . . . started toward his goal. Entering 
Severn School with this goal in mind . . . began bombarding his senator with let- 
ters . . . who finally appointed Bob . . . and lost half of his mail. The stay at the 
Naval Academy" meant work . . . extracurricular activities . . . athletics . . . work. 
Swung a mean stick for J.V. lacrosse . . . mainstay of his company boxing team. 
Hops never seemed complete without Bob ... a position on the Hop Committee 
assured him of a drag or a hostess . . . the Executive Department's generous 
members had a feeling of relief turn to dismay when they found out who was 
draggmg their wives to the hops. Week ends found Bob at some local coffee 
bar . . . downing Joe ... a habit fostered by Bancroft Hall psuedo-java. An 
easygoing disposition . . . ability to win friends ... a salty chapeau . . . that's 
Bob. That's the Bob who will go right on winning a place for himself wherever 
he goes . . . that's the Bob who has won his place at Navy. 




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Arriving at the Naval Academy in a gangly six-foot-three-inch frame . . . 
feeling fortunate that he was able to get both the frame and a commission 
through the Navy ... in attending Woodberry Forest he learned many things: 
How to sleep in after reveille, and how to make good grades without studying 
hard, how to play excellent golf, and how to overcome all other bridge players. 
To lend more color to his Navy life he played more golf . . . because he loves 
the game . . . and ran steeplechase . . . the golf course is not available all year, 
and he could run the steeplechase in a dozen or so strides. He claims that his 
only vice is women . . . but like so many others this statement is doubtful . . . 
and he is particular here: The women must conform to certain altitude require- 
ments . . . they must be intelligent . . . and of course if anyone desires to toss 
in a little beauty it is so much . . . gratis. Searson, dropping off to sleep to 
the tune of that jazz classic: No Jug Hp Jazz . . . snoring in perfect rhythm . . . 
dreaming about his vanishing hair . . . bald before twenty . . . not too smooth 
... in his own words. It's those old . . . typical . . . southern habits. 



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VIRGINIA 



ALEXANDRIA 
VIRGINIA 




JAMES WILLIAM STROTHER 

A Marine Corps junior . . . this fair haired lad hails from Naval stations all 
over the U.S. . . . and its possessions. Always ready to narrate some harrowing 
tale of his days at Pearl Harbor High . . . somewhat of a legendary figure in the 
eyes of the Executive Department ... his eclat has brought down upon him 
many vicious and unwarranted attacks from the officers of the above depart- 
ment . . . has borne up splendidly under the strain . . . makes up for his loss in 
conduct numbers by doing very well in academics. ... his ability as a boxer 
and a 150-pound football player place him high in the ranks of those ath- 
letically inclined. Habitually looking for a light for his skag ... is nevertheless 
welcomed with glad cries because of his strange and eeire tales which have 
earned him several equally as strange nicknames. His scintillating personality 
... his comradely spirit and his elan with the female sex make him a wel- 
come member of any party. As democratic as the Constitution ... his genuine 
smile goes out to all . . . the impishness that lights up his face is truely confined 
to tow headed carefree youths . . . nothing ruffles his quiet composure . . . 
nothing his size pushes him around . . . you only live once .- . . have fun. 



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NORTH CAROLINA 




JAMES EMERSON DAVENPORT, JR. 

In Jim we see a remarkable faculty for the fine art of simply minding ones own 
business . . . we see Jim . . . quiet . . . reserved . . . the lad with the camera in 
hand and two confidential lockers . . . loaded . . . with film, paper, DK-20, 
hypo, tanks, ferrotypes ... all the innumerable photographic accessories to 
confirm his most avid interest. We picture him in the thrill that comes once 
in a lifetime . . . the background, preferably North Carolinas Albermarle 
Sound . . . the time, early in a misty morning ... he stands well arraid with 
fishing gear, a camera in each hand, a light meter firmly clenched between his 
teeth, pockets bulging with bait and film, wearing a happy expression . . . 
object, pictures of course. Jim was friendly with the academic board ... he 
saw lots of them . . . few worked harder in the return match at reexam time 
. . . fighting mad whenever reexams were necessary . . . but glad to get 'em. 
A sports enthusiast from start to finish . . . saw both start and finish through 
the eyes of the experts ... as a member of the press detail. Further vented his 
sports enthusiasm on pleased readers of Navy Mags. Possesses a mania to 
tinker with . . . repair . . . make ... or break . . . most anything intricate. 
A reserved sense of humor . . . strikes up an abundance of casual friendships 
. . . carefully choosing his few steadfast ones. He's conscientious about his 
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SYDNEY WORTH DUNN, JR. 

Let's have collars up, huh, fellahs? . . . the shivering battle cry of a staunch 
Rebel ... he inveighed heavily against damyankee weather . . . with the 
damyankees themselves running a poor second ... a Naval Aviation Cadet 
before coming to Navy Tech, Syd was stationed at the University of North 
Carolina. Starring in plebe Steam erased the gold wings and gave him optical 
troubles. However a year on Sight Without Glasses and copious drafts of 
carrot juice saved him for the Supply Corps. An ability to make friends gave 
Syd many . . . and he called most of us by our first names. Jack of all sports 
and master of none ... he played basketball as well as baseball and soccer as 
well as volleyball but afternoon siestas kept him off varsity squads. An excel- 
lent wife, never, repeat never . . . said a word until after first period. Always 
maintaining a clean room and a regulation locker, Syd was quick to set the 
example and just as quick to see that it was followed. It was noticed with 
youngster year that he suffered no shortage of mail and drags. Every drag had 
a knack of saying you all either naturally or because of associating with the 
gentleman from the South. 




GREENVILLE 
NORTH CAROLINA 



WADE HAMPTON HARRIS 

Wade was the most consistently sleepy man ever to hit the Academy . . . 
started at the breakfast table by slumping his long lean frame down far enough 
to rest his elbows on the table for that extra thirty minutes of morning sleep 
... his conversation at such times was practically nil since his eyes never 
opened before third period ... he was very particular about what he ate . . . 
never missing the breakfasts he did not eat . . . often went hungry rather than 
indulge in Navy chow. His troubles began with academics plebe year during 
which time he spent most of his leaves studying for reexams . . . the story 
changed youngster year . . . his determination to pass pulled him through and 
when he found that he could do it he didn't stop reducing those numbers by 
his name . . . conscientiously plugging away. It can be said that he was like 
an old woman at times . . . that is the way his girl expressed it ... he was 
stubborn to the point of exasperation . . . moody . . . temperamental . . . the 
type of guy who liked things to be regular . . . like letters from his girl which 
he could hardly live a day without. In the afternoons he put more effort into 
his academics or caught up on his sleeping. Quiet . . . easy to get along with 
unless in an argument. 




WILMINGTON 
NORTH CAROLINA 



DAVID LAWRENCE HARTSHORN 

Dave . . . the lad who with the proper facilities . . say a few thousand dollars 
and a little less regulational restraints . . . could make the headlines of every 
paper in the country . . . adventurer or crack-pot or something of the year . . . 
phenominal imagination . . . active and vivid . . . forever dreaming up some 
stupendous adventure ... an imagination a writer of fiction could envy. Forget- 
ful .. . formation bell rings . . . finds him minus ye old guess rod ... a sprint 
back to the room to find it in the sink drain ... or some absurd place . . . the 
uniform for this period prescribes overshoes . . . who's that man down in the 
gym with overshoes over his gym shoes? . . . Hartshorn, D. L. . . . a Red 
Mike? ... no ... his varsity sport was getting rid of women rather than 
getting them ... a primary difficulty . . . was not uncommon to find himself 
devoid of enough David Hartshorn to provide for all his drags on a single 
week end . . . played cops and robbers with three pursuing drags and retained 
his hide . . . sometimes found himself dragging Miss Garande on the seawall 
because one little old insignificant O.D. tagged him . . . somehow beyond the 
scope of any logical reasoning . . . Let there be no misunderstanding . . . Dave 
had his C.I.S.'s on numerous occasions but in the end they amounted to little 
or no grief. 




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NORTH CAROLINA 



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GRAHAM 
NORTH CAROLINA 




JAMES MURPHY WEY, JR. 

Bud put family . . . Graham . . . defense plant . . . and N. C. State behind him for 
Navy Tech . . . with two years toward an M.E. degree ... he got the chance 
to transfer to Navy . . . protege of Herman Hickman at State . . . fast . . . com- 
pact . . . rugged . . . might have given his old coach's Army line some trouble 
from a new backfield post had not an unlucky succession of injuries forced 
him to give up football. No slowpoke on the dance floor . . . Bud's style was 
only slightly cramped by the no-jitterbug rule. Not a savoir . . . stood well 
in academics without much strain . . . rated high in aptitude. A 5-10 . . . 190- 
pound package of bone, muscle, and irrepressible good humor. A light-hearted 
twinkle and easygoing nature belie an unwavering sense of responsibility . . . 
ample initiative ... an unfailing fund of common sense. In his company it 
was let Bui do it ... it was done right. Seldom made a study hour inspection 
. . . was usually off on one of the many responsibilities he was asked to dis- 
charge. Tough in competitive sports . . . but oh so gentle off the playing field. 
Buddy's personality places him high in the regard of classmates and friends of 
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ROBERT LOWRY LEE, JR. 

The fact that he worked summers in a shipyard before entering the Academy 
helped to explain why he got that Steam stuff pretty well . . . mechanically 
minded . . . one of the few midshipmen who could take a radio apart and 
actually make it play better ... a man much in demand for that talent. Lived 
on the right side of the Reg book the first few days of the week to prevent 
interference in his week ends . . . still chuckles over the one he pulled on the 
O.D.'s youngster year ... a radio expertly concealed in an innocent looking 
filing cabinet. Particularly well suited for Navy life . . . likes to travel around 
. . . spent his summer leaves hitching rides on Navy planes all over the country. 
A good mixer ... at home in any crowd from Admirals to Republicans. His 
pet peeve . . . radio announcers and their commercials ... his rantings over the 
people who dream up all these songs and jingles were a constant source of 
amusement to his wife . . . will never be happy until he has murdered a few of 
them. Dark hair . . . not too large . . . interested in . . . any kind of wine . . . 
boogie-woogie music ... no specifications on women so long as they were 
blonde . . . brunette ... or red-haired ... his taste was good in picking them. 



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NORTH CAROLINA 







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WILLIAM WESTFALL LEE, JR. 

Wicked Williejias the shiniest shoes in '48-B . . . purely a care of personal 
pride and not grease . . . gets away with working on them constantly. He'll 
never be called a slash in academics ... as proud of a 2.8 as the rest of us. This 
aviation business really interests him . . . he's trying to sweat enough 2.50's to 
make a carrier flight deck. His next noticeable liking is classical music . . . 
Beethoven . . . Haydn . . . Franck ... all big buddies of his. Won't tell too 
much about his female acquaintances. Has yet to miss a liberty and always has 
a lovely thing on his arm ... his address book looks like the F.B.I, files . . . gets 
a large charge from company soccer, fieldball and pushball and has contributed 
to many championships. Stays in above average condition . . . doesn't drink . . . 
doesn't even smoke. As far as degrading qualities go ... I guess the only one is 
that not too much can be found wrong with him. A lot of fun . . . whether it's 
a formal deal or just a quiet visit. The one thing that gets a definite statement 
of policy from him is What do you think about women? His answer will be the clue 
to his success in eluding, or should we say including, them. 



GREENVILLE 
NORTH CAROLINA 



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JAMES EGERTON MYRICK 

Rip . . . all six foot four inches ol him , . . is at present stretched out sound 
asleep . . . Hey Jim, do you want your femmi mentioned! ZZZZZZZ! How about 
acaiemicsi ZZ!!!!!!!!!! Well, what io you want} After all, it's your biography. 
ZZZZ! . . . Wliuli seems to leave it up to me. To begin with, he's a Tarheel born 
and a Tarheel bred . . . you know the rest ol the story . . . heaven help the 
window closing detail that got to his room late . . . Jim didn't really start to 
wake up till after the Vernal Equinox . . . Honest John really knows the Navy 
by now, he prepped with the Class of '47, but a winter term Hull final slipped 
him a mickey . . . when he came to he was in '48-B. When the Colonel started 
spring housecleaning, the results of the first inspection were read out at forma- 
tion, and lo! Honest John led all the rest . . . Rip seemed to get through life 
existing on a slipstick and a skivvy shirt ... of course he had other items, his 
supply of toothpaste, soap, and shaving cream was always there to help out 
his indigent wife. Never said a word till second period every day, a period 
to the Prevention of Recurrence of Youngster Year Finals movement. Rip 
typified all that was best of the Ante Bellum South, a true southern gentleman 
and easygoing comrade. 




LITTLETON 

NORTH CAROLINA 



FRANK WYLIE ORR, JR. 

A dreamy eyed citizen of the sultry south . . . Frank has come and gone like a 
wisp of smoke ... a walking advertisement for the Spas of Charlotte ... he 
has more rest in his little toe than most of us do in our whole body ... an 
ex-radio announcer endowed with the gift of gab . . . rarely seen on week ends 
without a stunning representative of the fairer sex . . . aw I'm not so smooth 
. . . modest . . . intensely sincere . . . completely sympathetic ... an attentive 
and flattering listener ... a talented musician ... his long artistic hands . . . 
violin trained . . . carry with them something of that instrument . . . his serene 
composure is a quality to be envied . . . behind the curtain of his quiet . . . .lies 
a person fascinated by life . . . awed by the everyday beauty that surrounds 
us ... a ready smile ... an open friendliness — a great desire to be helpful to 
any and all that might cross his path ... it is such silent characters as this that 
do the world's work without even waiting for the reward . . . like the whisp 
of smoke . . . ever rising . . . elusive . . . symbol of combustion and quiet 
energy. 




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CHARLOTTE 
NORTH CAROLINA 



DONALD SCOTT ROSS 

Smooth? Like the texture of an infant's skin. Pleasant? His presence is a tall 
frosted beverage on a sultry summer day. Personable? The Adonis our time. 
Hurdling the Mason-Dixon Line, Don has ventured northward to scatter well- 
seasoned helpings of verbal hominy grits (without the gravy ) among his north- 
ern brethren. His leisurely demeanor is quite deceptive, for he has a happy 
knack of garnering both enjoyment and benefit from our kaleidoscopic environ- 
ment. He sports a bronze sun-tan from his hours spent in Thompson Stadium 
as track manager. He has a pleasing natural ear and voice for music of all kinds. 
His repetoire contains the saxophone . . . violin and Red Ru>cr Valley and 
Under The Double Eagle on a borrowed guitar. Let others curse the rigors 
of classes . . . Don writes letters or sews outlandish ornaments on his bathrobe. 
While some of us sweat and stew over the perfidious nature of womankind, 
Don smiles and walks lightly and ever so politely through the midst of admir- 
ing girls. Although his soft southern drawl has become altered by Boston 
politics and Philadelphia fruit, North Carolina need harbor no apprehensions 
of her prestige in Annapolis . . . Don, the ambassador of amiability is here. 




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NORTH CAROLINA 



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ESTILL 
SOUTH CAROLINA 




LEONARD MILTON HENDRDC 

A Yankee turned Rebel . . . things began for Leo at the Juncture of the Ohio and 
Mississippi . . . Cairo, Illinois ... on a hot July day in 1926. His parents never 
staged a repeat performance so little Leo was left an O.A.O. . . . this was hard 
on Leo in that he was left with no one to pick on ... a confirmed heckler . . . 
is happiest when he is bothering someone . . . loves an argument ... is per- 
sistent and stubborn . . . and never loses one . . . makes no difference what the 
debate is about he will argue because he is sure he knows a few more things 
about it than the next guy ... is the man for whom the Ways and Means Com- 
mittee has been looking these many years . . . manages a farm in Tennessee in his 
spare time . . . often states his ambition is to make the Chase National Bank 
look like a poor house ... a firm believer in drills ... his favorite being sack 
drill . . . desires to conduct his business from a prone position. An enthusiastic 
fly-boy . . . this young man has often been tempted to give up dragging in order 
to spend more time at the local airport . . . "The Lion" ... so named because 
of his ability to roar . . . believes in an equal strain on all parts . . . except that 
in no case should the strain become too great. 







WILLIAM WHITE LEWIS, JR. 

Hailing from the Pride of the Piedmont this southern boy ambled along through 
four years at Tech . . . coming to complete attention only for the playing of the 
Star Spangled Banner and Dixie . . . and frequently observing that midshipmen 
have less common sense than anybody. Academics were a no strain affair ... if 
a subject was hard, it was too hard to study ... if it was easy, it was too 
simple to study . . . yet he always managed to do fairly well. Bill spent 
most of his time reading or sleeping . . . books and magazines were always in 
abundance . . . and his ability to sleep anywhere, anyplace, anytime, and most 
of the time . . . won him the nickname of Possum. With an ear constantly 
tuned to the humor of the situation ... or hillbilly music ... his big grin was 
always lighting up . . . and you couldn't help but smile with him. Bill's work 
out consisted of nothing more strenuous than shooting a little pool or playing 
a rubber of bridge . . . the no strain being his byword. Truly a master at the 
art of relaxed living . . . his easygoing manner . . . good sense . . . engaging 
humor and droll wit make Bill agreeable and a friend to everybody. 



WHITMIRE 
SOUTH CAROLINA 




JOHN ALEXANDER RUSSELL 

No one knows how this tough, but oh, so gentle, character fell into B . . . 
professors are amazed at the rapidity with which he does his work . . . not at 
all like the general run of his classmates. It is believed that he has discovered a 
special formula which solves all exam problems . . . it's pretty sure he doesn't 
get the answers from studying. He hates work . . . doesn't think it is necessary 
to work to stand high ... it comes naturally. An outstanding end on the Clem- 
son College team before coming to Navy . . . thinks Clemson's plebe year was 
rougher than Navy's. His harsh look never frightened plebes ... in fact they 
are his best friends . . . flocking around him like chicks around an old hen . . . 
things do begin to get lively when he runs into trouble with the system, though 
. . . Bancroft tremors with the force of the expletives used. He likes music . . . 
especially his solid south Sister Kate and What's tne Use of Getting Sober. He is 
believed to be the only avowed thirty-year man in '48-B . . . money is not an 
aim in his life ... he wants to serve the nation and feels honored to do so. His 
quiet self-confidence will work slowly, but surely ... to convince those about 
him that Russ is a very capable man. 



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SOUTH CAROLINA 



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JOHN FLOYD WHITE, JR. 



Yazzuh . . . t'was unntr the cotton plants . . . atrial up like ii cocoon. Tluii s 
all rij»(it , Rostus . . . we'll take it. They did, those kind, generous Whites . . . 
no trouble at first ... it slept twenty-five hours daily . . . but little eyes fol 
lowed every movement . . . shell pink ears picked up every conversation. 
Then Mrs. White pleaded . . . Floyd please say something . . . the torrent 
started . . . arms waved . . . words splattered forth. Oh . . they were 
proud . . . little Floyd poured through his books . . . however after arm 
waving oratories had carried many a dinner plate crashing in their stately 
dining room, little gramaphone was sent away from the house. So Floyd 
talked with the trout, the horses, and his ever-faithful deaf and dumb servant 
... at night he rummaged through old N..Y. Times . . . avidly reading such 
things as election results of Warren Harding. Tiring Floyd sought company 
. . . the Citadel let him in. Time passed and Jeff expounded . . . catching the 
ear of a traveling salesman, Jeff was carried away by his argument and wound 
up in Kokomo . . . the authorities, intrigued with his knowledge yet fearing 
his voice, procured an appointment to the Naval Academy. Never at a loss for 
words or ideas, Buttercup (now) meanders through these hallowed halls 
where iamnant quod now nitrlligimt. 



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SOUTH CAROLINA 



STANWDC MAYFIELD WILLIAMS 

A true southerner . . . clinging to all the traditional beliefs and pride of the old 
South . . . coming from an early life on a semi-plantation he brought with him 
a yen for agriculture and the usual set of muscles characteristic of that life . . . 
the muscles were quite handy when he went to school in Washington . . . not 
one to let the big boys run over him he spent a lot of time letting them know 
his feelings . . . discovering that wrestling was really a fine sport and trying his 
luck after coming to the Academy with a different objective in view . . . that 
of striving to improve his physique with the addition of weight-lifting ... a 
non-smoker . . . did not imbibe in the pleasures of alcohol ... a healthy appetite 
kept his weight a little too high for the results training normally gave. A 
normal affinity for members of the opposite sex ... a fair collection of pictures 
. . . the friend who came through with blind drags that prompted no complaint 
. . . life of the party type. His most distinguishing trait was an antagonistic 
sense of humor . . . not one to mince words . . . always ready to start an argu- 
ment ... a few years in the air corps and then life as a gentleman farmer are his 
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DENMARK 
SOUTH CAROLINA 



JOHN DOYLE CAYLOR 

Leaving the bedspread center of the world in August, 1941, John entered the 
Navy with a strong ambition to come to the Naval Academy . . . three years' 
service as a radioman strengthened his desire for a Naval career . . . four years 
more has cinched it. Doyle's favorite subject was Bull . . . proved by the fact 
that he read each assignment sixteen times. Although he did not study so as- 
siduously for other subjects, he managed to stand high academically. The cruel 
northern winters and his annual endeavor to coax a set of scales up to the mini- 
mum weight requirement were his only difficulties. John had the stamina it 
takes to run cross-country and the batt mile, but his very meticulous letter-writ- 
ing required a large share of his leisure hours. The most anxious period of the 
day for him was when he eagerly awaited the baseball results to find out 
•whether his beloved Senators were out of the second division. Johnnie's quiet 
and modest nature won the esteem of all who knew him. Judging from his keen 
interest in the submarine service, Long John will likely be found ducking 
through the hatches of a pig boat a short time after graduation. 






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MACON 
GEORGIA 




KENNETH WEBSTER DUNWODY, JR. 

Ken . . . Red . . . Kilowatt . . . what have you . . . they all point to that 
dynamic personality . . . that rouge among roses . . . that Bombshell in the 
nursery . . . that man with a chick at every turn of the road . . . that bug house 
of activity with the flaming top knot . . . that unofficial mayor of Bancroft ... a 
gymnast . . . naturally . . . two thousand hours in the air in the vicinity of the 
flying rings ... he usually greets you with a professional , Who are we going to 
drag this week? . . . when not dragging you'll find him frantically searching 
through his comb for the few remaining hairs ... an unconventional with a 
slightly aristocratic air . . . looks much better at a hop than swabbing down 
... in fact he has all the earmarks of a career diplomat . . . not big but solid 
. . . that shape that looks right at home nudged into a tux ... a clean polished 
appearance . . . fun loving . . . if we can't have a party at least wc can make 
\ic\\eve we arc having a pirty . . . notorious for getting separated from someone 
he is supposed to be with ... if it isn't tied to him Dunwody will lose it . . .a 
true son of the corn pone and julep South ... he doesn't like to have it known 
around though ... he wants you to guess . . . one look at those eyes and you 
can see the reflection of the magnolias . . . you'll meet him sooner or later and 
when you do you just can't miss him. 



AMERICUS 
GEORGIA 




WILLIAM FRANK EASTERLIN 

The bantamweight of his company . . . the little Georgia Peach ... to be 
admired for his perseverance and determination to succeed in anything and 
everything he attempts . . . rarely seen without a green eyeshade . . . Frank is 
known for his tactics in the classroom ... an ability doubtlessly picked up 
from experience in a meat market back in Georgia ... a former V-12er . . . 
attended both Citadel and Duke University and came to the Academy well 
prepared for the academic strain ... a connoisseur of good music . . . good 
books . . . and good bourbon ... a mainstay of the batt football and company 
soccer squads ... he also holds a yawl command which has been his primary 
interest since plebedom ... his keen sense of honor, his consistency and his 
great fighting spirit will aid him in doing well in any endeavor . . . affairs of 
the heart have proved a constant Gordion's knot . . . seemingly impossible to 
untangle ... if it's not one girl . . . it's another . . . got to get a date for this 
week end . . . what's that . . . your grandmother is sick? . . . operator, give me 
Swcetbriar ... I won't give up . . . give me Vassar . . . dynamic Crank . . . 
enthusiastic . . . hard working . . . surprisingly humorous in his lighter mo- 
ments . . . definitely serious in his deeper ones ... he may be small . . . but he 
is every inch a man. 




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GEORGIA 



WARREN CURRY GRAHAM, JR. 

Warren is one of these personality lads . . . all-around woman killer . . . with 
a southern accent as thick as the moss of the Okeefeenoke ... his post-academy 
Habitat. He was fairly well known throughout the Brigade ... a peculiarity of 
cheerful people . . . plebes hopefully detoured out of their way for miles in 
order to avoid passing withm range of that Moke Talk. After trying his luck 
at Marion, Georgia State Women's College (women that is) and Georgia 
Tech (with the V-12 unit there) he decided to grant to the Navy the benefit 
of his talents. His record academically wasn't perfect but rather in keeping 
with the highest traditions of his class . . . standing a few numbers above 
bucket third class year. Graham could well be called a dancing fanatic . . . 
jitterbug expert ... an authority on throwing parties. Only two hops at the 
Academy were by-passed during his three upperclass years . . . and those two 
only because he was sick and not of dancing. His contacts were many and 
varied . . . but always were maintained to the specific Graham standard. He 
always enjoyed fixing up his friends . . . who invariably obtained an accurate 
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HENRY CLAY HAMILTON, JR. 

Peaches , . , that jolly character known throughout the Brigade lor Ins carefree 
manner and deep-south accent. A. V.M.I, graduate . . an exBullis Preper . . . 
Peaches caught the business end of a rugged plebe year . . . but when plebe 
year was over it had at least made him a devoted believer of the system. Short , 
rather roundish . . . quick witted . . . alert . . . friendly and socially at t 1\ i 
. . . Peaches is one of those fellows who is always one of the boys. Academics 
he took care of with his olf hand manner and a good southern portion of com 
mon sense . . . always plagued by the ever-mounting volume of demerits 
stacked against him . . . even this couldn't dampen his devil-may-care outlook. 
But Peaches has his serious side too ... a clear thinker ... a fine sense of 
justice tempered with just the appropriate amount of human kindness. Equally 
adapted to any social level ... a party lover . . . athletics came easy . . . noted 
for his ability to send the little white pill straight up the fairway to within 
inches of the pin. Peaches' previous military training gave him a head start on 
most of us . . . this plus his ability to readily conform to just about any situa- 
tion put him right at ease at Navy. Georgia will never be right until Peaches 
gets back . . . back where there are no demerits. 




DALTON 
GEORGIA 



ROBERT ROY NEELY, JR. 

Bob is a real southern gentleman that likes the Navy . . . always has . . . always 
will. A man that appreciates the finer things in life and lives his life accord- 
ingly. He likes to tell you he's lazy ... let him have his fun . . . don't con- 
tradict him . . . but don't think for a minute it's true. His deliberate way of 
moving . . . talking . . . working, are all a part of his efficiency. He lives to 
serve, and has done just that during his stay. Like most people of his type 
he can't say no to a new job or responsibility . . . the result being a hodge- 
podge of extracurricular activities. His last year was one of concentration on 
the two he liked best . . . the Press Detail and the Lucky Bag ... he served 
both with unbeatable excellence. His sports write-ups in the Bag are a lasting 
proof of the Neely spirit. His first love is sports . . . the reporting side that is 
. . . the statistics . . . the paper work . . . the daily toil over columns of type, 
hours of interviews, weeks of scheduling and planning, that brings to the 
public eye the great American hero . . . the athlete, the football star, the track 
and basketball greats. The tall pleasant southerner with the ever-ready smile 
and the attitude that makes him a favorite with whomever he mixes ... a man 
that you'll not soon forget. 






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LA FAYETTE 
GEORGIA 



WARD PARMALEE RIGGINS 

Ward Parmalee Riggins is better known as Geach (Georgia Peack, to the 
uninitiated) for obvious reasons, as he hails from Jessup in the Cracker State 
.... has a no'then accent which belies the title though, and a luscious 
southern belle of a sister to whom it might more aptly be applied . . . ex- 
emplifies the best in roommates . . . slow to anger, lacking a repertoire of 
funny stories and studies when studying should be done . . . has one fault, a 
mule-like stubborn streak which is fortunately eclipsed by his other attributes 
. . . makes a perfect neighbor to those who prize their egos (and don't we all ) 
for he is a member of that species of human known as the shutter bug or camera 
fiend ... is constantly posing his friends, to their delight ... for the pictures 
are well made and prints readily available, although Ward retains the original 
for his fine collection . . . though not the imbibing type, is strong on the 
women and song part of the timeworn cliche and manages to have plenty of 
fun without alcohol . . . attention, Fleet, the line of Ward's prospective 
roommates forms on the right! 






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RUSSELL BARTMES, JR. 

Probably the best poker player in Bancroft Hall ... has an obsession to thrust 
a knife in the backs of all Skinny profs . . . mail from Chicago constitutes a good 
day regardless of other occurrences ... A pessimist from the word go . . . 
swears by his hobby . . . pipes . . . would rather smoke one than be marooned 
with Lana Turner on a South Pacific Isle . . . well, almost! ... a salty sailor 
who loves to spend week ends on the bay with a favorite yawl . . . thriftiness 
is a vital precedent. A habitual spinner of tall tales ... if a mountain can be 
made of a mole hill, he will do it ... a witty character . . . ostentatious in his 
every day dealings . . . has a gift for the handling of complicated situations 
which require tact . . . likes to tinker with mechanical contraptions . . . would 
rather be dead than be seen at a hop ... if given a sail and a pipe he will scale 
the highest peak. A tall ruddy fellow with a head of close-cropped blond 
hair . . . loves to act out a story . . . why tell it sitting still . . . tnis way is more 
fun. His way of talking is just as deliberate as his way of walking . . . and his 
way of living . . . big-solid . . . and a smile to top it off . . . almost all of the 
time. 



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FLORIDA 




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HARRY ESRA BELFLOWER, JR. 

A bright beam of moonlight glancing off a secluded tarn . . . mystery mirrored 
in its shadowy depths . . . quiet peaks silhouetted against a starlit sky . . . the 
silence broken only by the sound of an occasional riplet breaking along a rocky 
shore . . . this is Harry Belflower . . . calm . . . serene . . . but capable of being 
set violently in motion ... a quiet lad . . . rarely saying more than is necessary 
. . . keeping much to himself . . . and gaining respect by that fact . . . sobered 
perhaps by two years in the wartime Merchant Marine . . . flaming oil . . . 
blackened faces . . . the utter boredom of it all ... a capable man . . . doing 
his job well . . . and asking no reward . . . the kind who will keep plugging 
until he has entirely mastered his subject ... a face and form that seldom shows 
a change ... an attitude as constant as his faith . . . faith in his God . . . faith 
in himself . . . ]\[o ... I really can't . . . I've got to get this done first . . . putting 
nothing off ... do it now or not at all . . . always ready to lend a helping hand 
where possible . . . steadfast in his ideals . . . stubborn in his arguments . . . 
like the tarn . . . veiled . . . ever deeper . . . symbol of mystery and inner 
strength. 



JACKSONVILLE 
FLORIDA 



CLEARWATER 
FLORIDA 




JAMES NORTON COMERFORD 

When Jim checked in here he was decked out in a Zoot suit to end all Zoot 
suits . . . since then we've managed to whittle him down to something a little 
more in sympathy with the general atmosphere of Bancroft's hallowed halls . . . 
unique . . . shy yet bubbling with congeniality . . . he's the kind of a guy who 
would just like to let the world go its way and not bother him . . . but he 
realizes his obligations to society to be hospitable so he takes part in a half- 
tired fashion . . . physically small and inept at athletics . . . spiritually a con- 
stant ray of sunshine . . . Jim's retiring manner has kept him pretty well 
shrouded in mystery . . . close mouthed . . . even tempered . . . constant half 
smile expression ... a Navy background and a Navy future sort of make Jim a 
salt water baby . . . women . . . Jim just hasn't had any serious intentions so far 
and it is a lot of trouble trying to please anything as un-Navy as a woman . . . 
never a malicious word or deed . . . polite . . . good natured . . . considerate 
. . . Jim is a tinkerer . . . watches, locks, anything with a lot of parts to it 
. . . hobbies run all the way from photography to good music ... his dry 
subtle sense of humor produces low gutteral chuckles but never get to the 
laugh extreme . . . Jim will go along in his quiet way and be nearly unnoticed 
. . . but when he isn't around there is a big hole that just isn't filled. 



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LAURENS DORM V 

Brown curly hair is not exceptional, but when it is touched with those suave 
flees of grey there is something to look .it . of course after one gits to know 
I art) , the grey is not noticeable . the color ol his wit and character far out 
dazzle any of his physical attributes . . . fall and spring soccer, with .1 quiel 
break ol the rifle team in the winter . . . tennis as a very sporting novice . . . 
four wall klushbah and knife throwing are his favorite indoor sports . . his 
quiet southern manner is going to be his downfall . the gals seem to e.it up 
this strong silent stuff . . . Larry's luckiest Academy break came when he was 
sent to the hospital over part of second class cruise . . . there he learned the 
subtleties of bridge and particularly of gin rummy . . . the ace in the B-hole he 
is often referred to ... a clever saying of his own inimitable group of cliches 
or an appropriate quotation from a book of the deepest Russian or French 
traditions finds its way into any verbal dissertation on life . . . when it comes 
to talking, Larry was unhappy because the Navy didn't take us to any French 
speaking countries on cruise ... he likes his Dago so well that he even con- 
siders taking up Spanish . . . mentioning Spanish brings us around to the 
dreamer Dorsey . . . the traveler ... he probably knows as many Army and 
Navy ATC and NATS pilots as any midshipman to graduate ... all his fine 
traits seem to pay ofT when the cards are down . . . 'cause look at him now. 




MIAMI 
FLORIDA 



JAMES WILLIAM DUPREE, JR. 

Swampy Dupree ... a constant spinner of tall, tall tales ... an inveterate 
disseminator of the hot falahra . . . famed for the hurt expression he shows when 
someone attempts to refute one of his stories . . . and for his glorious tenor 
... his imitation of his favorite singer Enrico Caruso. A claimant of com- 
plete misogyny . . . Bill nevertheless can often be discovered creeping furtively 
about the yard with an exquisite specimen of the opposite sex in tow. Bill is a 
zealous sailor . . . spends much of his free time shining up his beloved star 
boat . . . affectionately christened The Lonesome Polecat ... in which he can 
be found well in the lead of numerous Chesapeake regattas. A diligent student 
. . . wastes little time . . . hard working . . . ambitious . . . persevering ... is 
sure to do well in any job he undertakes. A lover of hunting and fishing . . . 
tends toward the agrarian life . . . candid . . . humorous . . . loyal ... a good 
friend . . . one to be counted on in any emergency. But those who are not 
numbered among his friends find him slightly aloft . . . hard outer shell that 
resists all but his intimates . . . alert . . . active . . . yet blessed with a calm 
coolness that suggests self-confidence. Emotionally unmoveable . . . solid 
individual ... a man to reckon with. 





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TAMPA 
FLORIDA 



LAWRENCE HERNANDEZ, JR. 

A true Latin ... a devotee of Spanish music . . . Spanish senoritas . . . Spanish 
dances. He even owns a Spanish restaurant in his native Tampa ... it is 
rumored by several reputable sources that he is trying to open a branch office 
in his room in Bancroft Hall. He is fond of all that is good in life ... his ac- 
cumulation of classical records and good books help to transport him from our 
Spartan existence. He zealously believes in frequent injections of town and 
week-end liberty to renew acquaintances with habits and delicacies not found 
at Navy . . . even in reasonable facsimile . . . thereof will aid, naturally in eas- 
ing the pain of formations and drills. A brigade boxing champion in his spare 
time . . . Punchy has a formidable reputation as a fighter . . . can often be found 
over in the lower gym knocking the stuffings out of the heavy bag. When not 
engaged in this pugilistic pastime, Larry is usually in the Photo Club dark- 
room developing the results of the frequently clicking shutter of his camera . . . 
effervescent nature . . . generosity . . . flashing smile . . . rapier-like wit . . . 
these will make him a welcome addition to any group. A prodigious lifter of 
massive weights ... he expects soon to be able, like Atlas to hold the world 
on his shoulders. 




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GEORGE LEE HOFFMAN 

Best portrayed by his two favorite phrases . . . let's get at this . , . and . . . I wish I 
were in Baltimore. Coming to Navy by way of one of the old four pipers 
where he spent his time from before Pearl Harbor until '44 allows George to 
wear a hash mark and water tender's rate on his B-robe, and made him at 
home in the jumble of valves and pipes of youngster Steam. No bookworm 
however, he is a veteran hop and dragging man rarely missing a week end. 
He has managed to put this time to good use to woo and win a Baltimore belle 
who sports a miniature, and who keeps the mailbox full, this makes him one 
of the few men who will defend that city. As his main sideline he captains 
the gym team second and first class years . . . collects gymnastic championships 
on cold winter week ends. He studies to the tunes of Gershwin and J. Kern, 
or to the jokes of Charlie McCarthy. He has only an average number of run 
ins with the law of Bancroft, and rebels only at a failure of the mails or a rainy 
week end. One of the best adapted men at Navy Tech, he believes that we get 
only what we work for . . . works with energy and application at any job and 
produces top results. Hard work ... a rope . . . Ev . . . Genroge Snipe 
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WILLIAM GLENN SAWYER 

One of our most regulation characters . . . Buzz will be remembered for his 
doggedness and strength of character . . . early years spent enjoying the sunny 
beaches of Nassau, B.W.I. , where he was born . . . has since moved to the 
equally sunny beaches of Miami, Florida . . . spent his time previous to entering 
the Navy working up the hard way in his father's steamship line . . . and so has 
a thoroughly salty background ... is often found with his nose in a book . . . 
usually of the text variety ... he is an avid sailor and deep sea fisherman . . . 
while his favorite sport at the Academy is boxing . . . has an imposing array 
of locker door pictures which he has accumulated through his own proficiency 
in photography . . . has never quite forgiven his classmates for the rather dubious 
honor youngster year of being given the deep six for his somewhat questionable 
proficiency in Dago ... in spite of our stoic Academy life the Fireman has re- 
tained a definitely epicurean philosophy . . . thinker of deep thoughts . . . pos- 
sessor of high ideals .' . . has gained respect in the eyes of us who know him 
because of his good sense . . . his rational way of thinking . . . and his consistent 
and completely honest way of doing things. 



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FLORIDA 




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FLORIDA 



ALBERT RICHARDSON SCHOFIELD, JR. 

He was born in Jamaica . . . New York . . . how the California Chamber of 
Commerce ever let this ray of sunshine slip through it's fingers to Florida will 
probably be the topic for debate for many moons ... a real happy lad . . . one 
of those people who are never quiet . . . even when alone. Scho is a Navy Junior 
. . . and got around a little as a result . . . Virgin Islands . . . Pennsylvania . . . 
California . . . Washington, D.C., where he prepped at Columbian ... he 
loves to travel . . . and would be happy doing just that for the rest of his days. 
Dick is a tennis fiend and found time to manage the Varsity tennis team while at 
Navy. A playboy at heart . . . never could see working for a living . . . was 
noted for the fact that he never dragged the same girl twice . . . and never used 
the same line twice . . . versatile . . . no? He spent a few serious minutes at 
Navy on the Christmas Card Committee ... a worthwhile pastime that he 
enjoyed . . . even more than dipping bulbs for the Juice gang. This is the lad 
we will remember for his blue eyes and wavy hair ... his sparky personality 
and ready wit . . . without Scho the party was not complete. His ambition 
is to stay with the Blue and Gold as a Naval Attache . . . where? . . . you 
guessed it . . . Moscow. He likes that because you have to travel so far to get 
there . . . and he will . . . someday. 



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HART ROBERT STRINGEELLOW, JR. 

Always considered slightly addled by his classmates because of his resigning .1 
commission as a second lieutenant in the Army Engineers to enter the Naval 
Academy . . . Hart has nevertheless endeared himself to his friends because ol 
his sincerity . . . simplicity . . . and sense of humor . . . spent his early years as 
a gentleman of leisure living oft his father's wholesale supply business . . . 
graduated from O.C.S. at Fort Belvoir in 1944 . . . known as Prince Hcnr\ 
(the navigator) because of his ability with the nautical almanac . . . is no- 
torious as a pool shark and can often be found at the tables in Smoke Hall . . . 
has been a member of the golf squad for the past four years and shoots a mean 
par . . . the Frank Sinatra of the first company . . . Hart is a member of the 
choir . . . glee club and serenaders ... is an avid ornithiologist . . . and is in- 
ordinately proud of his state's wildlife and fruit . . . straight forward . . . fore- 
sighted . . . quiet . . . Hart will make a very good officer . . . intends to enter 
the Marine Corps on graduation. Deeply interested in all that goes on in the 
world around him . . . enthralled by the beauty that is life . . . lost in wonder 
of the loveliness of small everyday occurrences ... a deep insight into human 
nature . . . and an appreciation of beauty of all kind. 




GAINESVILLE 
FLORIDA 



JAMES SYLVESTER BRUNSON 

Jim Brunson is a southern gentleman stranded in yankee territory ... a judge of 
good camillias . . . for which his hometown of Greenville is famous . . . Jim 
has a special liking for the countryside of his native Alabama. The rich farm- 
land of his section of the state is a continual source of pride and wistful thinking 
on his part. His tall and wooley stories frequently have his best friends baffled 
as his poker face is definitely the perfect physiognomy for his jokes . . . of course 
Jim never tries any practical jokes ... if you ask him politely. Jim's athletic 
interests run chiefly along the rest is kst line . . . has used a good deal of his 
recreation time working on the Lucky Bags. One of his favorite subjects for 
conversation is the merits of southern-northern football players and teams . . . 
this is good for a half-hour argument at anytime. If you find that you have ac- 
quired five shares of stock in the Alabama football team before you are finished 
. . . don't be at all surprised. Never having had trouble keeping his bow tie 
straight . . . Jim manages to attend most of the dances and entertainments at the 
Academy. His is not the beaten path but where he does go he 'will leave his 
mark. 








GREENVILLE 
ALABAMA 



ROBERT WILLIAM HANBY, JR. 

From the quiet coal and iron locked valley the Kur-nel came to Navy. Behind 
him . . . paper route, store clerk and usher as odd jobs ... at high . . . the guy 
who put three winners up for the student body work . . . besides getting by 
without working. From those days . . . the latest mag and novel which he is 
never without . . . learned drill at Marion and to be a Rambling Wreck at 
Tech. Besides playing Softball and football . . . tennis and swimming are his 
fancy if you can get him off the sack . . . you usually can't . . . sweet and 
low . . . loud and fast ... it makes little difference as long as his feet feel the 
beast and a partner . . . preferably a little lady from the South . . . possesses a 
mania for the song I Love You . . . steak takes the race . . . peanut butter, 
apple jelly and potted meat between bread makes the best snack ... to all's 
horror. Happy . . . carefree ... go lucky ... a smile and a laugh . . . the guy 
who'll help and talk it over ... be it the current news or a heartache . . . that 
is Hanbone. Once in a while he'll hit the ceiling . . . watch out for the noise 
. . . soon though he returns full of cheer and no hard feelings. 




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ALBERT GALLATIN HENRY, JR. 

My hair is white though not with years . . . the old white-haired one . . . sage 
of the southland . . . ancestry traceable to one Patrick Henry . . . has incorpo- 
rated some of that worthy gentleman's nobler thoughts into his own philosophy 
. . . particularly with regard to liberty, or more exactly freedom . . . freedom 
from undue concern about the cares of the world . . . Hank shows an unbeliev- 
able ability to take the bitter in his easy stride without noticeable trace of dis- 
comfort . . . versatility . . . ably describes Hank's athletic prowess . . . has 
dabbled in everything from tennis to football . . . each year confidentially main- 
tains that he will play end for the Crimson Tide ... a walking encyclopedia of 
sports knowledge . . . capable diagnostician of college football and major 
league baseball . . . having a twin brother, he maintains he is only the second 
best looking man in Alabama . . . withdraws from academic endeavor each 
Tuesday in order to read the southland's greatest Sunday Journal . . . The 
Birmingham l^cws . . . forsook an Army career . . . had completed two years at 
Citadel . . . Rules and regulations have heen made, not to he hrohen, hut rather ignored . . . 
sums up his philosophy on how to remain happy as a midshipman . . . good- 
natured . . . carefree . . . Hank. 



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ALABAMA 



HUNTSVILLE 
ALABAMA 




PAUL DOUGLASS LAWLER 

In his serious moments he looks like an old school southern aristocrat . . . we 
expect him to retire someday with the traditional julep in one hand and a cane 
in the other . . . retiring to the relaxed atmosphere of Alabama. In other mo- 
ments, he reads mail from all over the South . . . eminating from, more spe- 
cifically, the belles ... he puts away the letters and rolls up like a baby panda 
on the bed and fades out of the picture. There is much speculation as to whether 
or not he was raised and brought up in circular beds . . . Lawler with his 
cyclotron position during unconsciousness. In aliveness he wears the indefatig- 
able grin of a man who knows no enemies ... he walks with a relaxed gait . . . 
tall . . . lithe . . . has no difficulty with excess weight albeit his caloric intake 
is astronomical. He arrived from Tulane University . . . the Navy had already 
indoctrinated him in the fine arts: Math . . . Chemistry . . . Physics . . . engi- 
neering in general . . . enabling him to spend more time contorting his frame 
into a spiral of Archimedes and sleeping . . . living with a Yankee forced 
Huntsville High's most bashful graduate to retaliate by writing to additional 
southern belles ... in this activity he will probably remain. 



ANNISTON 
ALABAMA 




JAMES ANDREW MICKLE, JR. 

The boy with the sunburned face 365 days out of the year . . . that's Jim. A 
cumulo-nimbus cloud floating down the corridor . . . Jim and his famous cap 
approaching. We say Jim and his cap, because it, like Jim, has a personality all 
its own. Any week end will find him the first out of the gate dressed in a 
style befitting the southern gentleman that he is. A connoisseur of fine foods, 
Jim spends his town liberties sampling caviar at Antoinette's or Lobster a la 
Newburg at the Wardroom. Almost any week-night will find him acting as 
host to a delicious smorgasbord prepared for his many friends. The public 
relations detail occupied his spare time ... he was one of the first to be a 
television spotter at a Navy football game. Plebes on his table were capable 
of quoting many interesting facts about Navy teams. Jim is an advocate of 
rest as the best cure for whatever ails you. You couldn't say he was a charter 
member of the radiator squad ... ask him for 100 good reasons why he 
shouldn't run cross-country and you'll wonder. His geniality makes him per- 
fectly at home anywhere from Lady Astor's tea party to the tables down at 
Morrie's, and his southern hospitality has given him the reputation of being a 
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DAN RICHARD NOI I \ 

He had quite a struggle to get through Navy Tech, but in that time Dan suc- 
ceeded in making more friends than there are voters in Clay Country, Alabam I 
Who, incidentally, all voted lor Wilbur B. Nolen, Judge of Probate Almost 
every night his room was the meeting place oi the Alabama ChamU i ■■! 
Commerce . . . presided ovei In Dan <>l course ... it was a nuisance at hrst 
. . . but alter he succeeded in padlocking Ins cigarettes it came to be enjoyable 
Dan Claude tried just about every sport available . . . and did quite will al 
most of them . . . despite the demoralizing eflorts of extra instruction and 
re-exams. Constant conditioning made him a valuable asset on the lootball or 
lacrosse field ... if he could not outwit an opponent he could always outrun 
him . . . after a few unsuccessful serious romances he began to play the tu Id 
and here he also played a good game. Cruise was always an opportunity to 
acquire a suntan ... to rest up for the hard year ahead ... he always had the 
best hiding place on the ship. Dick was always ready to entertain whether 
it be at the piano ... in a quartet . . . tap dancing ... or rendering his own 
lyrics to the newest radio commercials. He was able to keep up everyone 
elses spirits by his own contagious cheerfulness. Laugh and the world laughs 
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ALABAMA 



HERBERT NEWTON TOWNSEND 

A hot plate record album and a comfortable rack are Tubby 's requirements 
for a happy week end. Women are almost a novelty in his life . . . interest 
unparalleled, however, would surely be aroused if the culinary capabilities of 
some sweet young thing became evident to Tubby. He likes his chow . . . and 
the more it's like the way Mom cooks it the better. Tubby is thoroughly easy- 
going . . . never excitable. He did take a light strain at Junior Varsity foot- 
ball, but that's all he needed to do quite well . . . why attempt the unneces- 
sary? He could never be honestly classified as a Red Mike . . . rather as one 
who prefers peace to foreign entanglements. Few have seen him in action with 
the fair sex, but one can presuppose that hunting and fishing are not his only 
pastimes while spending leave. Tubby feels that farming is a great profession 
. . . the really hardy and well-earned living . . . laboriously rocking his over- 
stuffed chair on the veranda while overseeing an inexhaustible supply of mint 
julep and a not too large cotton crop. Tubby's not lazy . . . but when a par- 
ticularly rough class was scheduled for first period in the morning, it was 
too much work to go to Sick Bay. Some people have to go out of their way to 
be likeable . . . Tubby works it the other way . . . his easygoing make-up 
comes naturally and will always attract those with whom he comes in contact. 




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HOWARD ALBERT TRUE 

Herk is different . . . one of the oldest members of our class . . . reserved ... a 
little above our youthful pranks and chatter ... an introvert . . . yet he has the 
respect and admiration of all. Three years with the Fleet as a storekeeper 
preceded his entrance into the Academy ... he takes pride in the fact that 
he is an authority on the Navy and its component parts. Well-scrubbed ap- 
pearance and precise manner . . . methodical about his work and untiring in 
his efforts . . . everybody looks to Herk as a stabilizing force among our rather 
turbulent lives. Conventional in his conduct and pastimes . . . still champion- 
ing the southern cause which was the vogue a century ago. A firm believer in 
the system and very businesslike in his relations with both his superiors and his 
juniors ... a temper that knows no bounds when unleashed . . . his diligence 
and earnestness have kept him well out of any kind of trouble . . . foresight 
has made the road even smoother. Somewhere along this road Herk has picked 
up a note that is entirely out of tune with the rest of his song . . . he's stub- 
born . . . usually he's right . . . but right or wrong he is harder to move or 
even sway than an oak tree. His facial expressions are limited to two ... a 
before morning scowl and his usually reserved, sincere smile. 





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ALABAMA 




JOSEPH PHIL WHITE 

Straight from the heart of the deep south . . . this genial gentleman whose every 
ready grin and good humor belie his claims of having worked in a morgue pre- 
vious to entering the Navy. Notwithstanding his friendly disposition, Blanco 
is a firm believer in good discipline and three generations of plebes have shud- 
dered at his infrequent but impressive scowls. When not found sailing one of 
the yawls of the yacht squadron, he may usually be found placing an equal 
strain on all parts of both mattress and springs . . . when necessary he can be 
persuaded to run company cross-country or take up batt track he never feels it 
necessary. His greatest forte . . . where he can be found in best form ... is in 
Baltimore on week-end liberty, where his name is justifiably linked with those 
of the more fanatical merrymakers. A slow southern drawl, a great capacity for 
work, and infectious optimism will always stand him in good stead in any 
society. Promoter of big deals . . . now look here ... I have a beautiful apartment for 
June Week . . . purveyor of week-end drags of all sorts . . . kept many of his 
classmates from the clutches of misogyny . . . has seen . . . however . . . too 
many old flames led to the alter during his Academy career . . . well . . . haven't 
we all? 



TUSCALOOSA 
ALABAMA 




GEORGE SEARCY WRIGHT 

Represents the best in the traditions of the Old South . . . hails from the 
memory filled City of Tuscaloosa, in the Cotton State of Alabama, as is evi- 
denced by his famous "su'th'n drawl" . . . has a deep, natural pride in his 
homeland and can be picked out in any bull session by his retelling of how 
Alabama won the War for Secession. He is naturally easygoing and carefree 
with a resultant popularity among all who know him. A natural leader, 
George graduated to the University of Alabama, where he was vice-president 
of the Sophomore Class, debated, fostered school spirit through the Druids 
and the spirit committee, and also found time to be advertising manager of 
the college paper and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. After two and a 
half years there, he dofFed mufti for the V-5 blue of the Naval Air Corps, his 
great love, from which he subsequently entered the Academy . . . further 
proved his worth as a pilot in the old "Yellow Perils" during second class 
summer and plans to re-enter the Air Corps as soon as possible after com- 
missioning. He has kept in shape with a variety of sports while here and, 
with his wide smile, intelligence and plans, should go far in his chosen field. 



NASHVILLE 
TENNESSEE 




WILLIAM HENDERSON BARTON, JR. 

Will is one of the mighty sons of the south . . . from Nashville, Tennessee. 
When he arrived at the Academy he found that the Dago profs didn't appre- 
ciate the yo-a\l of his native tongue . . . discarded it in favor of a Yankee twang 
after a few French classes. Plebe year proved to have its pit falls for Will . . . 
after that horrible nightmare was in the past he began to climb the academic 
ladder . . . through sheer fortitude and determination he has risen to the upper 
fourth of the class. Being well versed in world history and literature you could 
always hear him giving out with his version of the situation in a manner that 
would make the famous orators of history back down. One of the mainstays 
on the fencing team . . . the saher team did it again . . . famous last words . . . has 
three N stars. An ardent cribbage player . . . 28 plus 4 is 31 for two ... he 
uses everything but his slide rule to figure out his hand . . . does come through 
... on occasions. Will was a fly-boy before coming to the Academy . . . has a 
deep yearning to climb back into the wide blue yonder . . . get his wings of 
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GEORGE MARSHALL BATES 

Tennessee sent us George, but then, Tennessee gave us Andrew [ackson too 
This guy is a number-one-man world traveler . , , the world being Tennessee. 

George's library is one of the best, from Nietzsche and Spinoza to the latest 
home newspaper. He likes music, especiall) piano music and he plays foi 

hours . . . any one of Bancroft Hall's three pianos has lost tune because ol somi 
or George's spare time activity . . . but music at Navy hasn't suffered from it. 
George is best when in an argument that the only right thing is to lend him 
five dollars or that eskimos should bus harvesters. He still finds ten minutes 
each night to study. During part of George's 20 years he attended the Uni- 
versity of Tennessee, and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol. The rest of his 
past is conveniently unknown. Only occasionally does George give the girls a 
break and drag. They say he was the original Red Mike at one time. His ac- 
tivities engage him in anything from sailing to eating peanuts. We feel sure 
that George will be successful in any line that he wishes to enter, besides, we 
have to put up with him! George's easygoing attitude, dynamic character, 
and frankness strike you full in the face . . . yeah, like a right hook! 










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TENNESSEE 



BRADLEY LEE DALEY 

Admittedly from the backwoods of Tennessee ... a hill man who loves 'em and 
can tell you why. How he got around amongst those big trees and tall slopes 
without getting lost is beyond us ... a little guy with big ideas both in mag- 
nitude and scope . . . exceptionally friendly and cheerful if at times cynical 
. . . knows his own value . . . never sells himself cheaply. Class standing 
determined by natural ability on one hand and adversity to taking a strain 
academically on the other. A strong opinion on anything which interests 
him . . . reliably asserts himself right or wrong. Interests range from women 
to photography . . . did well with photography ... his small size never 
rendered him choosey when it came to picking up cameras ... a good judge 
of feminine charm but strict requirements on stature eliminate a particular 
class. A fairly good track man . . . runner . . . despite small size . . . excepting 
spring track he usually acted in the capacity of a company sports man. During 
second class year did much of the valuable work of his class policy which 
swept the cob webs . . . renovated . . . the sorely established cloudy con- 
ceptions of the manner in which a naval academy should be run . . . thor- 
oughly conscious of sound leadership principles and fair play. Rounding out 
. . . we have the happy little lad who marches with a leading power factor 
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TENNESSEE 



CLAUDE EUGENE DORRIS 

A song ... a football game . . . duty . . . fun ... a bull session . . . Smiley 
excels in just about anything. A drawl as wide as the Mississippi ... a smile 
just a couple of miles wider . . . shoulders twice as wide . . . generous portions 
of everything good . . . and why not . . . coming straight from the strawberry 
kingdom of the world . . . strawberries as big as your head . . . strawberries 
in the gutters . . . strawberries by the millions. A speedy halfback ... a 
polished dash man ... a demon in a bull session . . . pride of the punch bowl 
at a party . . . his long rangy frame is fitting as a foundation for his sinewy 
muscles and an appropriate enclosure for his alert mind. V-5 training gives him 
the go ahead with his tallllll air stories. Don't let his carefree manner fool 
you . . . this fellow has his sights set on high targets ... an abundance of good 
earthy common sense and plenty of ambition to make it pay off. Smiley can 
accomplish things with just the right amount of energy • . • nothing wasted 
. . . nothing wanting. Some day the old South will wake up to find that one 
of her strawberry princes has made a name for himself . . . strawberries as 
big as footballs . . . millions of 'em. 




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TENNESSEE 




Polar Bear has to be seen to be believed . . . nickname fits him to a tee. He has 
all of Bruins' characteristics, easygoing, slow of anger, the solid plugging that 
always gets him there, hatred of confinement, and the ardent desire to head 
South, faaaar South, that is during inclement weather. All this packed under 
the facial expression of a homesick polar bear 'wistfully eyeing the Siberian 
tundra. P-bear never dragged, he was true blue to his OAO. It was all his 
wives could do even to get him to say hello civilly to a femme. To put it 
bluntly, Pitt was not a slash. In fact, he hit more . . . but Pitt was not a 
slash. His idea of a good rousing workout was to turn on Stan Kenton, and 
then hit the sack. P-Bear was a terror when he did go out for company sports. 
He favored games involving a stick ... it increased his radius of action. Pitt 
never liked the system ... it hampered his activities no end. P-Bear went to 



Memphis State College . . . Ask me where it is, go ahead, I dare 



you! 



. he got 



through the first semester when he received a card reading from the President 
of the United States, Greetings! That did it. And here he is. 



STARKVILLE 
MISSISSIPPI 




JOHN RIVES CRUMPTON, JR. 

Old Buddy John ... or the Crawdad ... as he is more commonly known . . . 
liked and respected by all . . . but is always pulling someone's leg . . . spent 
twenty-three months and nineteen days in the Navy as a seaman on the cruiser 
Memphis . . . the nineteen days are important . . . the Crawdad is off the farm 
and from deep Mississippi . . . full of old homey witticisms and common sense 
. . . hill-billy songs and good humor . . . screams like a close-clipped parrot . . . 
address books are superfluous . . . has a remarkable memory for names, ad- 
dresses, and telephone numbers . . . the exception is notorious ... he sent the 
right letter to the wrong girl. Anyone that needs a hand can count on John to 
give one ... or a shirt. Born and raised in Starkville, Mississippi . . . lived 
there until the Navy lured him away . . . was a salty seaman till he entered the 
Academy . . . went to NAPS to prep for Annapolis . . . and came in on a Fleet 
appointment. This blond-haired and grinning face make a welcome sigh to 
all who know him ... or wish to know him. How ya doin' is the phrase you'll 
hear him use. His slow manner of speech stands him well when he starts to 
develop a point ... his opponent is likely to end up on the other side of the 
fence by the time the old Crawdad is done with him. 



NATCHEZ 
MISSISSIPPI 




JAMES CHESTER DAY, JR. 

When announcing and platter-spinning for WMIS, Natchez, got boring . . . 
Jim decided to heed the call of the sea. After two years in the romantic south 
seas . . . as a radioman with the Marine outfit on Samoa ... he went to N.A.P.S. 
for a struggling year. The Academy meant hard work . . . but there were 
compensations . . . dragging . . . beautiful girls . . . but also some fantastic 
C.I.S.'s. Football trips . . . fun . . . until 9 p.m. when he headed back for 
Light Street ... or the first thing available . . . made a mistake one night and 
hopped a Greyhound bound for Pittsburgh. Possessing all the traits of a 
southern gentleman . . . amenities and prejudices too ... he says he'll never 
qualify as an O.D. until they remove the north point from the compass and 
stop navigating by the North Star. An 'N' winning fencer . . . Jim has been 
dubbed Thrust for his deftness with a sabre. He snores at night . . . and 
sometimes during the day ... in fact . . . he's always in a hurry or asleep. 
Classmates who have marched behind him in ranks will remember his appear- 
ance from the rear . . . like a pair of ice tongs rushing somewhere. His most 
carefully guarded secret and his blackest moment concerns his birth . . . 
horrible thought to be true son of the Magnolia State ... he was born in 
Detroit. 



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BEN ADAMS MOORE, JR. 

You can't help but notice Ben wherever he is . . . short . . . sturdy . . trim 
. . . fastidious about his dress and appearance. Industrious about everything 
he undertakes whether it's wringing the answer out of a Math prob or chasing 
dust off a locker top. Abundantly supplied with good home-spun principles 
and rural American ideals which round out his winning personality . . . stub- 
born defender of his earthy, well . . . supported . . . common-sense views. 
Brimming with spirit . . . vigor and caustic remarks concerning the methods of 
educating midshipmen . . . Ben ticks like an over-wound alarm clock. Has a 
hand in everything. The product of a small Mississippi town, Ben knows what 
a swimming hole looks like and how far down the road a country mile will 
take you . . . the gaudy attractions of civilization have caught his eye. High 
school found Ben at the top of his class in academics and a regular member of 
every athletic squad the school had . . . Ben had been in V-5 and V-12 before 
he finally came to roost here at Navy. When not at his books you can usually 
find him on some varsity sport squad playing with all his heart and soul . . . 
proud of what he is and how he got there . . . frank . . . honest . . . straight- 
forward . . . spirited . . . ambitious . . . plenty of man. 



JAMES RILEY MOORE, JR. 

Anytime you wanted anything of any description repaired or invented . . . you 
called on J. R., who supplied midshipmen for those four years with hot plates 
. . . D.O. indicator devices . . . electric eye radio cutouts . . . and other such 
ingenious devices . . . known for a reason as Screwdriver . . . rarely without 
one . . . Jim was more than happy to answer the call of any and all who had 
mechanical troubles ... of course a member of the Juice gang and of the me- 
chanical engineering club . . . was mainly responsible for the intricate electric 
signs that advertised coming attractions at Mahan Hall . . . conpletely mechani- 
cally minded . . . Jim enjoys good books and good music ... his suavete and 
savoir faire have long impressed the belles of colonial Annapolis . . .J. R. is also 
an enthusiastic sailor and a member of the star boat team ... it is suspected . . . 
and hoped . . . that sometime in the not too distant future that J. R. may come 
up with a defense for the atom bombs. A man with a pliable mind that probes 
every corner and produces some amazing results . abounding in vitality which 
has not been dampened, even by the pace of Academy life . . . one of those fellows 
you just hate to leave ... a fellow we'll always be glad to meet again. 




GRENADA 
MISSISSIPPI 




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GREENWOOD 
MISSISSIPPI 



EDWIN CROMWELL RICE 

A short quiet fellow from the old South ... as silent as the Mississippi on a 
sunny summer day . . . always tried to be a good guy . . . made every effort 
to be your friend . . . never refused to do anything for you . . . even take a 
week-end watch . . . soft-voiced, sometimes too soft ... all in fun and 
everybody knew it. He never got the word in the mess hall . . . what that last 
word was he could never say . . . squirrel-jawed with a head of wild curly 
hair ... a smile that closed his eyes . . . those jokes of his never got a laugh 
but he always had one and tried to make it sound good. Sensitive about his 
weight ... he was never really fat . . . conscientious about his boxing . . . 
combined the two and lost weight . . . became a little fellow. Never worried 
about academics . . . but never really tried to slash . . . these dumb questions 
in class took the cake . . . but he understood and got the grades while the ones 
who laughed bilged ... ten minutes of his conversation was nine minutes 
questions and one minute stale dope at least ten days old ... so gullible it 
was a shame to kid him ... do you remember the way he said Mississippi? 




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MISSISSIPPI 



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HATTIESBURG 
MISSISSIPPI 




ERNEST HORACE ROSS, JR. 

Say . . . this fellow is right down to earth . . . physically and literally ... no 
Fleet man Ross . . . right out of the infantry of the Army of the United States 
. . . Private Ross to be nasty about it . . . seems like Jack had his periscope 
trained on West Point . . . some senator pulled a double reverse and Jack 
found an anchor on his hat . . . salt water for salt pork . . . not a bad swap. 
Not very big . . . not very handsome . . . filled right up with pep and vim 
. . . good-natured outlook with plenty of calculatin' power ... a cheery 
nature that seldom gets far off the happy-go-lucky plane. Jack is a doer ... he 
just can't stand settin' around and letting time go by without having gotten 
something done. His low slung build and a ducky waddle have let him in 
for his share of running. Chess addict . . . debating team stalwart . . . bull 
session genius . . . good solid conversationalist . . . Jack is a strange combina- 
tion of conservatism and individualism . . . theoretically he pretty well sticks 
to the beaten path ... no radical ideas ... no revolutionary tendencies . . . yet 
he manages to look at the same things we do in a slightly different light ... it 
takes a lot of talking to change his mind . . . usually because he's right. Not 
very big . . . not very noisy . . . not very colorful . . . but — oh — that activity and 
independence. Watch him . . . he's all over the place. 



TUPELO 
MISSISSIPPI 




ROBERT CALDWELL SMITH, JR. 

For the first six months of plebe life seemed quite amazed that there was a 
Republican party . . . swore that only the call of duty brought him north of 
Tennessee . . . ensigns linow nothing about drilling . . . we did it like this at 
Columbia. Blue eyes possibly . . . squints so much they never show . . . Popeye 
mouth . . . chin to match . . . head forward like a bird dog . . . hair like hay. 
There's no place like a farm . . . only made twenty bales this year ... he will 
be with us twenty years from now wondering if the cotton is good that year 
. . . wondering why the Navy ever converted to Steam. But sir I don't under- 
stand . . . asked dopey questions in class . . . managed to avoid trees . . . I'm 
bilging he says . . . you guys are cuttin my throat . . . spent study hours chart- 
ing next Sunday's yawl race ... his yawl command was his ego. Spooned all 
southerners . . . friendly to everyone but determined that the South won the 
War. Extrovert at cards . . . bet on every ball game . . . knew every player 
in big league baseball . . . gimme six and Old Miss. Never missed a chance 
to drag except for a yawl race . . . never took a drink on a football trip . . . 
made a thousand friends . . . lost none . . . friendly grinning Bob. 




NEW ORLEANS 
LOUISIANA 







HERBERT PEYTON BENTON, III 

Herb came to Navy from the Tulane campus with the nickname "Spike," which 
alternated with his original hand-me-down. The four-year stretch he caustically 
thought of as damn good training. He has not committed himself as yet to any 
particular ambition, relying on experience to tell him what he really wants, that 
is, beside the immediate idea of flying P-Boats. Diplomatic enough to have no 
women trouble and charming enough to have women . . . the boy with the 
Ipana smile . . . missed few hops . . . never a type specialist ... his drags have 
been the true cross-section of the American female who he thinks is tops . . . 
except that her sense of humor, as compared to the gang's, is inferior. He took 
academics in stride, remembering no particularly grave fiascos. Burning out 
watt meters in the Juice lab was merely chalked up to attrition losses. A 
priority target for the D.O. learned his manual of arms more than once on 
Farragut Field ... a contributing cause was his inability to arise in the morn- 
ing the instant reveille broke. However, he always managed to come out a few 
demerits ahead of the Conduct Office. Carefree in most things, bridge and 
athletics he plays hard and plays to win. 



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FLOYD EN AS BERGEAUX 

Floyd is the little man who owns all the records . . . and mighty proud is he 
of those hundreds of platters stacked neatly on the desk. Every musician from 
Rachmaninov to Kenton is represented in this collection . . . Frenchy takes .1 
great deal of good-natured kidding about his height ... or lack of it, but he 
always manages to make himself seen. He likes to talk about Home down 
in the rice fields of La. . . . where he spends his time sipping wine and zooming 
around the locality in his car . . . before arriving at the Academy ... he was 
one of the lucky ones who came after plebe summer was practically over . . . 
Floyd attended Marion Institute. He is interested in the aviation end of the 
Navy and hopes to jockey a Bearcat someday soon. If he does not stay in the 
Navy, he will no doubt settle down and haul in the abundant rice profits . . . 
academics don't faze the kid too much ... he always manages to get those 
dailies up there even though late lights mean nothing to him but a clever 
attempt by the Executive Department to deprive one of a much needed extra 
hour of sack time ... if Floyd is broke occasionally it's simply because 
Albright's just got a juicy new album in and made a quick sale. 




LECOMPTE 
LOUISIANA 



CHARLES CONGREVE CARTER, JR. 

Looking like someone you have seen somewhere before ... is Congreve ... he 
has been worn down and answers: Yeah! everybody tells me that. It could be 
that all of these people would like to know him ... he appears quite harm- 
less . . . even friendly ... so this is how we have come to recognize Carter. 
Leaving behind him an active public career . . . public school career . . . salu- 
tatorian, basketballer, and racketeer. A victim of previous discipline at the 
Riverside Military Academy he is now thoroughly briefed ... or checked out 
... on the ways of the top to the bottom . . . also on the ways of the great 
outside ... a field and streams asthenic ... a builder of campfires . . . and 
swimming instructor ... a page in the Louisiana State Legislature. His mone- 
tary hobby, raising tropical fish, kept him with proper support during his 
younger days, and out of trouble in his still younger days. Possessor of an 
alert mind capable of serious thought is an attribute which seems clouded upon 
first appearance . . . and might lend substance to the theory that he is con- 
stantly mistaken as an old friend long forgotten. Happy . . . carefree ... go 
and lucky. He spurs himself onward with a blaring of low Dixie Land jazz . . . 
when the record player is not available he consoles himself by mumbling the 
blues to his adjacent marches in the section. 




HAMMOND 
LOUISIANA 



MICHAEL LAWRENCE CHILDRESS 

A wide pepsodent grin . . . easygoing . . . even disposition . . . works himself 
hard . . . will get up any morning to study ... no slash . . . has weathered all 
the academic storms here at Navy. Possessor of many friends ... no enemies 
. . . always enlarging on the accomplishments and virtues of the Marine Corps 
. . . teaches a class of young boys in Sunday School. He hates to let any week 
end go by without dragging . . . this handsome gyrene is a dangerous man for 
he will snake his best friend . . . and has . . . girls love his wavy hair and 
perpetual smile ... he aspires to be a family man . . . likes children . . . and is 
always falling in love with his latest drag . . . swears by all that's holy his 
women are the most beautiful, clever and virtuous in the world ... is addicted 
to terms like Honey and Always. An ardent sack fan . . . will turn in any time 
... an advocate of exercise . . . always does one or two neck rests a day. He 
is crazy about flying . . . hopes someday to wear wings of gold and be a Marine 
buzzboy. Likes traveling and keeps a complete log of everywhere he has been. 
Prides himself on being the one in a thousand who have ridden an elephant and 
has a great ambition to be cultured and suave. 




BATON ROUGE 
LOUISIANA 



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ROBERT GREGORY CLAITOR 

The tall drink of water from Louisiana ... a wonder he ever left . . . from the 
descriptions of unsurpassable homelands he pours forth at every conceivable 
opportunity . . . the assets of Louisiana State University ... are for all intents 
and purposes . . . unequaled. Always ready with tales of the Deep Delta 
country ... of fishing and hunting its bayous . . . rivers and swamps ... of his 
experiences as a life guard ... of his father's bookstore where he first learned 
the value of the printed page ... by selling 'em ... of the L.S.U. varsity 
swimming team . . . they trained him racing alligators. Just ducked under the 
physical requirements . . . since then Navy chow has forced him two inches 
over the maximum. The tallest man in the class . . . forsook swimming . . . the 
pool was too short ... for basketball . . . from plebe ... to Junior Varsity 
... to varsity star. Basketball was not enough . . . made his mark on plebe 
soccer . . . batt squash . . . and water polo. Surprisingly enough for one so 
well acquainted with aquatics ... his susceptibility to seasickness is a charac- 
teristic his classmates are sure to remember humorously. Possesses a quiet 
personality . . . makes friends easily . . . smiles as wide as he is tall. Plans to 
request flat tops because of the unlimited head room on the flight deck. 



BATON ROUGE 
LOUISIANA 







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BATON ROUGE 
LOUISIANA 



EDGAR SIDNEY LEVY, JR. 

From the home of the Louisiana belles . . . the best in the South ... or the 
North ... or the West . . . just ask him. Attended summer school at Louisiana 
State University ... to study co-education . . . and co-eds . . . then completely 
reversed his convictions by prepmg for Navy at Staunton Military Academy 
. . . from which he came with honors . . . and high hopes for a long and honor- 
able Naval career. A connoisseur of raw oysters ... an expert with a 
boiled lobster ... a demon with a rare T-bone steak . . . Ed really enjoys his 
food . . . any kind . . . anywhere. Short and efficient ... he brought his ready 
smile and his smooth countinance to Severn's shore to battle the Dago profs 
. . . nearly his Waterloo . . . but Ed won. He completely enjoyed the Math 
Department ... an outgrowth of a good background ... an expert with 
numbers. Academics came first . . . after living. A dare-devil knockabout 
skipper who would much rather be sacked out . . . his innerspring had some 
strange magnetic quality that rivalled the best of the Skinny Department's 
coils. A great reader . . . because that's one of the things he can do without 
leaving his mattress. Reads a-book-a-week . . . and a daily paper from mast- 
head to obituaries ... a great reader. Loves bridge and short brunettes . . . 
with long locks . . . and food . . . and living. 



DeRIDDER 
LOUISIANA 




COLONEL JUDSON SHOOK, JR. 

It's either a growl or a song that starts the Colonel's day . . . seldom a choice 
between two evils. As a civilian Jud helped the Army Engineers construct an 
airfield in Louisiana . . . Navy V-12 later stole him from the Army and sent 
him to L.S.U. where he whiled his time away before entering NAPS at Bain- 
bridge . . . then the Naval Academy took over. Confidentially . . . Jud nurses a 
desire to write music . . . aside from his Naval career of course. He could be a 
politician for his fine background and deep interest in the subject ... a sincere 
and honest person . . . one who thinks thoroughly and intelligently. His life 
at the Naval Academy followed the line of least resistance ... no slash or 
savoir . . . perhaps that famed vision that appeared in his dreams gave him the 
dope of the day's lessons. His inquisitive nature was always a source of 
amusement ... he has a mania for tinkering with electrical gadgets and is the 
proud originator of the "joy-stick volume control" on his home-made radio- 
vic set. What makes this gizzmo work? is his by line. The Colonel's 
abundance of southern charm and courtesy . . . along with his dry wit and 
humorous observations on society can account for his ability to find a party in 
an otherwise dying situation. 



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THOMAS BRYAN WILSON, JR. 

Better known as "the bounce" . . . or just plain "T.B." . . . Tommy possesses a 
veritable mania for making or breaking gadgets and gizzmos ... to Tommy 
cams . . . levers . . . gears . . . and springs are a constant source of fascination. 
His previous sea duty as a machinist mate second class prompted his me- 
chanical tendencies . . . and probably therein can be found the fundamental 
developments of that unique walk that gained for him his undisputed title of 
"the bounce." Spent his time fixing radios . . . razors . . . clocks . . . it's known 
that at one time plebe year he made a casting in his room. Room inspection to 
T. B. meant loading laundry bags and secret compartments with hacksaws . . . 
drills . . . punches . . . screwdrivers . . . wrenches . . . and associated gear. 
Women to T. B. ... as a chief interest . . . are secondary to mechanics. However 
as far as the women go . . . the southern belles are paramount . . . he's a smooth 
conception of the southern gent himself . . . hailing from New Orleans originally. 
Wilson studied sprawled one half in a chair the rest on the sack . . . the fact 
that he stood number one in Steam may be contributed to this trait . . . perhaps 
not to the manner in which he did it but rather the fact that he studied . . . 
period. 




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NEW ORLEANS 
LOUISIANA 



HOYT EDWARD ALLEN 

Pilot personified! We predict great things in the field of aviation . . . enjoyed 
his first real taste of flying on second class cruise . . . continued to learn on his 
own time and money . . . eventually became the first man to solo at the Annapolis 
Airport . . . the week ends went by . . . more and more entries were made in 
the log book . . . Sticktime ... a colloquial vernaculanzation attributed to 
Hoyt alone . . . coordination he exhibited in his flying stood him well in crew 
. . . most of his afternoons spent pulling an oar on the blue Severn ... a 
habitual rearranger . . . everything about him feels his touch . . . caps are an 
obsession ... a little cap cover stretching ... a twist of the grommet ... a 
new cap is born . . . salty? . . . they drip salt ... a wit more subtle than most 
... his humor takes one by surprise . . . after a harrowing experience at the end 
of youngster year . . . came to the conclusion that women were a snare and a 
delusion and liquor was the only salvation of mankind . . . seems to like to be 
snared . . . the delusion entices him . . . week ends found him with the in- 
evitable drag . . . certainly not a bricky guy with all that black curly hair 
. . . dragged the queens as his locker door testified. That's Sticktime . . . pilot 
par excellence. 




LITTLE ROCK 
ARKANSAS 



JOHN WILLIAM JAMES 

Commonly known as Shotgun by his buddies and more affectionately as Hand- 
some by the fair sex, Johnny came to Navy from the thriving village of Conway, 
Arkansas. He was born there, lived there, and if it hadn't been for his adven- 
turous nature he probably would've been buried there. Fate, however, was to 
choose a different course for Johnny. After graduating from high school he 
attended Hendnck College in Conway where he first showed his interest in 
a Naval career by joining the V-l program. Later he was transferred to 
Louisiana Tech and V-l 2. It was here at Tech that Johnny received his call to 
come to Navy and join the regulars. So donning his first pair of store-bought 
shoes he waved farewell to the land of bootleg whiskey and headed for the 
frozen wastes of Maryland. Here he quickly adapted himself to the life of a 
midshipman and soon gained many new friends. A calm, forceful dependable 
type Johnny was well liked, and respected by all with whom he came in 
contact and his ability to assume responsibility won him the confidence of 
superiors. Along the athletic line Johnny excels in two sports . . . sailing and 
dragging. An ardent sailor he spends most of his spare week ends racing the 
Highland Light and has the distinction of sailing in the first Boston to Bermuda 
race since the end of the war. 





CONWAY 
ARKANSAS 



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MELVERN 
ARKANSAS 



WILLIAM NEWELL SMALL 

A tall slender frame ... a finger continually toying with an evasive forelock . . . 
a wide boyish grin ... an infectious laugh . . . Wild Bill is the pet of the com- 
pany and our most perennial mischief-maker . . . always ready for a frolic or a 
fray, he can usually be found in the midst of any gaiety. Bill does have his more 
serious moments and without much strain has elevated himself to a very high 
standing in the class. Well read and widely traveled, Bill's erudition permits 
him to converse intelligently on a variety of subjects in both English and Span- 
ish, which he practices as a member of the Spanish Club. As a plebe "Pequeno" 
ran on the plebe track team, but has since discovered that working with 
weights ... he has a complete set under his sack . . . affords a great deal more 
enjoyment and usefulness. Bill as a bridge partner is superlative ... as a class- 
mate, the best . . . and as a comrade, the finest ... his dry sense of humor . . . 
continually in use . . . his general insight into the inner workings and hidden 
mechanisms of the Academic Department . . . plus the ability to work out a 
knotty problem . . . and to pass the results on to his classmates . . . always ready 
to help whenever and wherever he can . . . good-natured recipient of many 
practical jokes ... he has aided materially in keeping us from cracking under the 
strain. 




diking a thousand miles of halls to a long since disremembered where 
Rendering salutes enough for a lifetime 

A shouted greeting resounding and echoing along barren walls 
A startled mate looks up blankly from his log. 
Monotonous stretches of repetitious doors and corridor lights 
Early in the morning 

The sweet mixed floral odors of a hundred after-shave lotions 
The sounds alive with the confusion of scraping slippers 
Watching steamjets from the tailor shop hiss into the foliage 

The muffled noises from the radio next door 
Rounding a corner with uniforms slung over one shoulder 
The hanger hooked over a benumbed first finger 
Countless trips to a jammed, crowded, teeming, rushed store 
Or to store noticeably vacant save the clerks joking with a 

Hushed murmur. 

Scuffing to class over endless red bricks in pattern 

Forgotten conversations meaningless in unrecordable numbers 
A grey monument — A green lawn — And a cluster of beige sandstone buildings. 



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The center of a whirlpool . . . drawing in the commerce and products of the swirling outside . . . 
focused upon by the steel mesh of railroads . . . courted by the nation . . . the tool and die of 
husky machines . . . Chicago the city no state can appropriate . . . Detroit a city of rubber wheeled 
rolling stock ... a giant of fundamental power . . . the packed and howling river boats on the great 
river . . . steaming and laughing with glittering mirth . . . the characters, plots, romances, and myths 
for a library of unwritten books . . . the Central Section which initiates the farewell to antiquity . . . 
a section of farmlands and cities . . . the foam for a myriad of breweries ... a center for every- 
thing and everybody ... a juncture of East and West ... a melding of the old and new. 



WYNDHAM STOKES CLARK, JR. 

Every man is plagued by three great ambitions . . . fame . . . power . . . money. 
So thus it is to individualism that Stokes . . . sandy haired Stokes Clark . . . 
owes his fame, for his three great ambitions . . . his sack . . . his wrestling 
... his singing . . . are unique. He came to Navy to broaden his West Virginia 
State Guard training. There is quiet friendliness behind his smile. There is a 
constant scramble to beat the ever-present late bell . . . the schedule just wasn't 
made for Stokes. Some people eat to live . . . Stokes eats to wrestle . . . which 
sometimes means not at all . . . one eye on the scales and the other on his 
opponent has been a winning combination thus far. He has a faculty for ab- 
sorbing a maximum of knowledge in a minimum of time ... is a unique card 
player . . . his face is a mirror to his hand . . . people love to play with him 
. . . but sometimes live to regret their gulibility. Can you blame him for 
operating a vending machine for sea store cigarettes? His casual humor and 
sincerity will always assure him them open door to friendship he has found at 
Navy. A short blond fellow . . . with bright eyes and a lot of drive . . . close 
curly hair and a ruddy smile . . . the kind of a person that will stand near the 
top anywhere. 



FAIRMONT 
WEST VIRGINIA 




HUNTINGTON 
WEST VIRGINIA 



HUGH BARR RARDIN 

Most wide awake man at reveille in the class . . . any one of these dark cold 
gloomy mornings in winter it was expected that he would be doing cal- 
isthenics before breakfast . . . very definitely a fresh air fiend as attested by 
shivering wives . . . one of the oldest men in the class . . . having seen some- 
thing of the cares of the outside world before coming into the sheltered fold 
. . . bringing with him a well-rounded background and education built up in 
three years of college work. Rather likes to play the field where women are 
concerned . . . preferring a variety instead of one of the serious type . . . proof 
of his versatility and taste in fair damsels could be found in a somewhat large 
collection of photographs of beautiful women. Considered himself a major 
stockholder in the steerage . . . claiming to have squandered enough money 
there to buy the place ... his daily ration was fixed at two malts and a sundae. 
Such indulgence characterized his enormous appetite . . . never tired of eating 
though it last all day with a midnite snack in the form of a candy bar . . . 
managed to maintain a good physique inspite of his eating habits. His keen 
sense of humor and numerous stories of past experiences gathered crowds . . . 
practical jokes were his forte. 




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RICHARD CHARLES ADAMS 

Born in the deep jungles of Liberia, West Africa, Dick was transplanted at 
an early age to the banks of the beautiful Ohio . . . Cincinnati . . . the Queen 
City of the West. He spent three more or less brilliant years at Columbia 
Military Academy and arrived at Tech an old hand in the ways of discipline 
and regimentation. Serious about the Navy and training here at the Academy, 
Dick concerned himself with learning as much about the Navy as possible . . . 
could be counted on to answer your questions. Hard working . . . spontaneous 
enthusiasm for projects . . . unfailing energy for a task he deemed important 
. . . could always be counted on to help out with more than his share of effort. 
An excellent sailor, Dick commanded the Vamarie and spent most of his week 
ends sailing the Chesapeake . . . aside from sailing his proudest accomplish- 
ment is his formidable collection of pipes . . . could be seen every evening 
smoking a different pipe and reading a book or magazine . . . much to his 
roommate's chagrin. Known for his crew-cut as every military man should have 
. . . and besides I don't have to hother with the stuff then. Resourceful . . . plenty of 
initiative . . . self-contained . . . confident ... a fine liberty comrade . . . 
Dick's a true friend with a lot on the ball. 



NEWTOWN 
OHIO 




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WII.I.IAM FRANCIS DODDV 

Bill Muscles Apple Pan . or whatever you bav< any name will do 

as long as a isii t Dudd) a rose by any other name would smell as sweet 

, . . but Ir would prefer the other name . nay, he demands it He likes you 
to know that he is Irish and proud of it . . . never tires of raving of his 

home town . . . Cincinnati where he once worked in a men's store 

considers himself an expert on the right thing to wear wasted no time in 

letting us know that our numbers one's didn't fit . which of course we 

already knew but didn't dare let on On entering the hallowed walls he- 

went high-brow . . . all-out for the classics huge albums with imprc'. 

titles and all that. His samba runs a close second in favor . . . but will never 
replace a good classic . . . not a chance of it. He will occasionally listen to an 
educational program . . . but not often . . . would rather have some good music 
... or something light and airy. Normal in his educational life . . . that is he- 
is not a savant but still not a bucket . . . the kind who would never quite forgive 
the Steam Department for forcing a re-exam on a 2.494 youngster Steam mark 
. . . and he never did. Here is a firm advocate of the body beautiful . . . likes 
to be called Charlie Atlas the Second . . . and maintains a condition that 
rates it. 



CINCINNATI 
OHIO 




RAYMOND IGNATIUS GORNIK 

Ray has always been busy . . . even back in the days when he was clerking in 
his father's store back in Cleveland . . . and providing the motivating force 
behind his Boy Scout organization and numerous other clubs as well. His pre- 
Academy days were spent at Bainbridge and picking up a love of flying in V-5. 
He plans to spend the rest of his Navy career behind goggles too . . . that fifty 
per cent extra would help keep his wife and proposed eleven kids in shoestrings. 
A conscientious go-getter . . . Ray has never left obstacles stand on his road to 
success very long. His successes were not altogether his own effort though . . . 
the feminine influence of an O.A.O. has helped considerably. He uses his ability 
as a topnotch handball player to keep in good physical shape. Always neat and 
meticulous in dress ... he is also very conscious of the appearance of his sur- 
roundings. Intensified and concentrated effort on the Log during his first three 
years won him the editor's chair for the '48-B issues. His philosophy is simple 
and sound-based on religious and personal convictions. When not pounding 
typewriter keys for the Log he is always willing to show you where evil can be 
stepped on and good reinstated. 



CLEVELAND 
OHIO 




JOHN DANIEL HERLIHY, JR. 

A home in Chillicothe with a wife and six children . . . taking over his father's 
business . . . living the life of a country gentleman . . . tliat isn't the life for me 
. . . how can such a blue and gold person even think of such things? He will be 
wearing the blue when many of us are gone . . . schooldays spent in winning 
local soap box derby and bicycle races . . . attended Miami University . . . foot- 
ball the main attraction in the field of sports . . . wants the Navy to give him 
wings and the fastest plane obtainable . . . then what? Operation Camid found 
him as a leader . . . photography appeals as a hobby . . . alwavs wants to play 
cards . . . keeps insisting that he wants a home life . . . tries his luck at golf, 
tennis and pool . . . always kidding his classmates . . . sometimes it backfires, 
you know . . . developed into a big socialite . . . many affairs of the heart as the 
past is revealed . . . everyone wonders who the luckv woman will be ... to 
quote him . . . come on . . . you can tell me I'm your buddy . . . is not afraid to 

express his views on the course to the prof . . . never back down when von ar« nglit 
. . . even though ■! momentary withdrawal may be expedient. 



CHILLICOTHE 
OHIO 



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YOUNGSTOWN 
OHIO 



CHARLES BERNARD HOGAN 

The Same Old Shillelagh . . . Dear Old Donegal . . . McNamara's Band ... a 
shamrock . . . and Hohhh-gan. Known affectionately as Hog-house to the Ohio 
crowd, and even more affectionately as Center-board to the Navy friends ... a 
face that is about to start laughing ... or on the point of making a comment 
... is never fully conscious until sometime following breakfast . . . thinks that 
all people should know politics with an Irish enthusiasm ... is the cause for 
much speculation on how he knows where to stop shaving . . . possesses a short 
lived smile . . . wonders why some of the hair on his chest couldn't be moved 
to his head where it is sparse. Definitely not an athlete, spends time being 
frank about it. Any person who has run into the Board is a friend ... it is 
impossible to be otherwise when confronted with his infectious pleasantness 
and practical humor ... is apt to wander in at anytime to have a talk, which 
consists dominantly of the more unserious side of events or a few bantering 
insults. Has never expressed a desire to settle down and raise chickens, build 
a home, or emass an estate . . . prefers to live for the Hogan future, which will 
be warm and amiable. The Hohg . . . loved by his friends in the Youngstown 
Chamber of Commerce . . . their greatest on-the-road booster ... a walking 
Congressional Record . . . perhaps a ray of sunlight . . . more correctly an 
eruption of good will ... an entire Salvation Army embodied in one eternally 
quiet man. 




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CLEVELAND 
OHIO 



THOMAS EDWARD MATIA 

From casually observing this boy walking down the street . . . you might get 
the mistaken impression that he thinks he's above it all . . . judging from the 
way he looks down his nose. When you've known him for some time . . . five 
minutes or more . . . you'll find him always receptive to a joke . . . and always 
willing ... if not able ... to give you the straight dope on the Indains . . . the 
Browns . . . Notre Dame . . . and good music . . . old and new . . . period. As 
ever . . . following his dad ... he went into the newspaper business . . . and 
soon became one of Cleveland's foremost executives . . . had 125 customers 
when his brother took over the route. He must have enjoyed those good old 
days for quite often he'll tell you about the gang . . . baseball in the schoolyard 
. . . and those fishing trips. The gang's nickname of Tim didn't stick at Navy 
. . . they never do ... so he answers to most anything . . . but mostly to 
Matooch. Though he's not proud . . . this lad with the potentialities of a 
baseball and soccer star . . . not to mention his prowess on various fieldball 
battlefields . . . has a touch of stubbornness which makes him stick to some- 
thing when it catches his fancy. Once in a rut he doesn't move ... so we'll 
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HAMILTON 
OHIO 



JAMES EARL PETERSON, JR. 

Those sleepy eyes . . . slow speech . . . making one think that Pete is reaching 
for his faithful fohty-foh . . . spending his earlier life in the land of vastness . . . 
the land of the fohty-foh gives him a desire to return someday to a ranch, a 
horse, a life for his disposition . . . quiet . . . unobtrusive ... a violent wit 
with whiplike flexibility pours from his soul at the times most expected. An 
athlete in college . . . baseball, football, and basketball . . . Kenyon College 
and Ohio Wesleyan (Delta Tau Delta). Academy activities built around 
pitching baseball . . . and keeping himself prepared the remainder of the year. 
A reminiscer of things past . . . through music ... a singer to the disquietude 
of his roommate . . . the shower species . . . possessor of an overwhelming 
cordiality and geniality . . . can put anyone at ease . . . and as naturally follows 
an accomplished sheet of plate glass ... a walking advertisement for love 
insurance ... a confidence inspiring head of gray hair and resolute intelligence. 
A look of hopelessness that is far from hopeless ... an appearance of sadness 
that is not sorrow ... a mark of distinction which is difficult to place . . . and 
friendship in inestimable droves ... a will adaptable to all interests . . . the 
will to pull the whole term average above the waterline ... an individual 
once known could never be disremembered. 




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WILLIAM FARNSWORTH SAL! IDA 

Is so imbued with enthusiasm for aviation that anything without the golden 
tinge of Navy wings immediate!) seems bourgeois his interest in formation 

Using had its birth while taxiing automobiles in a D.C. parking lot . . until 
second class summer, when he was unofficially commissioned an ensign by an 
admiring instructor, he has striven unreservedly toward his rainbow's golden 
end. His interest in Naval subjects has always been foremost ... his polics ol 
cherchez la femme has stealthily gained larger propori rst class sear 

approached . . . always an eager \oung swain . . . thought he had first one . . . 
then another wrapped around his finger . . . but they all walked to the altar 
long before graduation . . . Bill mastered everything the academic board con- 
nived . . . bilged a self-instruction course in pipe smoking . . . Bill definitely 
chose aviation rather than the Fleet when his knockabout perched high on a 
sandbar in Dewey Basin . . . lost both steerageway and a torrid blonde that 
afternoon ... a long unglamorously padded frame . . . perfect build for watch- 
ing athletic events . . . Bill's drawing room manner gives him a slightly mu 
classical air . . . serious even in his reserved laugh . . . Bill adds up to a plugger 
who will find life's adventures only if he stumbles on them. 



CINCINNATI 
OHIO 



EDWARD FROST STACY 





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Cheerful disposition . . . good sense of humor . . . except before breakfast . . . 
at which time he seldom utters a word before the bell. Possesses a well- 
defined nose and well-filled waistline . . . Sancho . . . Flabby Jack . . . Tecum- 
seh . . . call him what you will . . . but not late for dinner . . . terrific chow- 
hound. Attempts to be suave . . . proud of his magnetic poisonahty . . . 
famous for his weekly posting of cis chits. A whirlwind of efficiency in the 
last five minutes before class. His radio blares forth at a good five by five . . . 
enjoys the warm seasons because of the influx of feminine pulchritude . . . 
follows their meandenngs through yard with powerful pair of Bausch & 
Lomb's . . . good OD material. A homeloving lad before Navy. Learned to 
swim by falling in the water tank on his Dads orchard . . . since then has been 
a diving enthusiast . . . plays a good game of handball ... a loosing game at 
Fantan. Protege of the Spector ... a pin-pusher by trade . . . proud of the 
Army sweater won in a meet he cinched . . . other athletic endeavors he in 
crawling into the sack after his last class. Aspires to be buzz boy . . . have 
East Coast Duty . . . and twenty vears of it. 



MARIETTA 
OHIO 




DON RICHARD STEPHENS 

Steve . . . from the Cleveland — Lake Erie side of Ohio . . . known to all of 
us as running over with a quick wit and an incurable cheerfulness ... a readv 
hand for anything that promises of fun and frolic ... an indispensable part of 
the party. Athletically minded, Don's a natural on any sports field ... he 
arrived at Tech via an honor school appointment from Admiral Farragut 
Academy where he lettered in three sports ... he played around here at plebe 
track and basketball and settled for a steadv iport as first string end on the 
championship varsity 150-pound football team. Don's sights are set on those 
gold wings, but if he could find a little more time might let hydraulic engineer- 
ing run serious competition. Always one to look twice at a nice pair of eyes 
. . . mine's all right, yours isn't so shary . . . Steve is capable when it comes to anv 
sort of action . . . works best under pressure . . . doesn't like to wait for it to 
begin. A versatile guy with manv likes and dislikes, few in-betweens ... a 
friend is either a good friend or it isn't hard to tell . . . Steve is known all over 
the Brigade. His baseball cap and pipe are a part of the picture . . . carries 
around an old mess kit too . . . muv sabrosa. 



PAINESVILLE 
OHIO 



279 



KENNETH MYRON TREADWELL 

Ken got his first taste of the high seas by sailing on the Great Lakes ... a true 
salt predestined for Navy . . . spent two years after leaving Case Tech as a 
dryland sailor studying radio . . . result, a slashing start in the Juice Department. 
Ken was one of the more prolific draggers . . . recipient of perfumed letters by 
the gross . . . women and music were the pleasures of life to be enjoyed on week 
ends ... on his few non-dragging week ends a few miles off Sandy Point you 
found him enjoying a yawl race . . . never had to strain to pass the courses . . . 
ambition and drive brought him high marks . . . like the true midshipman Ken 
had his run-ins with the Executive Department . . . the usual stock of Class 
"B" . . . one 30-day stretch . . . had too many nicknames plebe year for prac- 
tical examples . . . believes that everyman should do his own thinking . . . says 
what he means . . . means what he says. Always looking. for a better way to do 
the ]ob . . . desires to see many changes at Navy. Undecided as to which part 
of the Navy he belongs . . . most probably his hidden ambitions lie with the 
more technical aspects of the Fleet ... a hold-over from those college days at 
Case. 






EAST CLEVELAND 
OHIO 



SAGINAW 
MICHIGAN 



BENNIE VERN DAMBERG 

Aviation . . . aviation . . . aviation. Don't midshipmen want to be anything 
but aviators? Spent his childhood watching the meadow larks flit over the 
fields . . . broke Ma's best umbrella in an experimental descent from the hay 
door of the barn . . . threw himself heart and soul into Navy's V-5 program as 
soon as his age permitted. Fly . . . Fly . . . Fly . . . Higher . . . Higher . . . 
Higher. Bennie is a not-so-big fellow . . . trim solid build which creates the 
erroneous impression that he is athletically talented . . . strictly a company 
sports man. Shakes a fancy leg on the dance floor . . . has a suave line to go 
with it . . . hence is never without an interesting week end ... I guess even 
women don't like to play second fiddle to an air cooled radial Wright engine 
. . . Bennie is likely to take the engine if it comes to a show down though. 
Very aware of the duties that he is expected to fill . . . eager to fill them to the 
best of his ability . . . conscientious . . . serious . . . close knit circle of friends, 
consequently those of us on the outside find it difficult to really get the low 
down. Loyal to his affiliations and to his own creed . . . conventional about 
his habits and opinions . . . the wild blue yonder . . . sky anchors . . . Fly . . . 
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DONALD DUANE FOULDS 

Don . . . better known as Dodo . . . hails from Saginaw, Michigan ... to hear 
him rave you would wonder why he ever left the place . . . but the Navy got 
him . . . spent 13 months in the Navy before entering Annapolis . . . during 
which time he started slashing in navigation by attending quartermaster school 
in Newport, R.I. The name Slash ... a deserving one . . . gives light to the 
type of student he is . . . his marks prove it . . . devotes much time to crew . . . 
trains diligently until the coach turns his back . . . hopes someday to make the 
varsity boat . . . and probably will. A happy-go-lucky sort of a devil . . . 
especially with women. Tinkers •with cartoons . . . and does a pretty good job 
of tinkering ... a good memory helps bring forth recognizable reproductions — 
Waterbury Speed Gears . . . hopes someday to put his talent to work in civil 
engineering for the Navy. He'll no doubt achieve his goal. Quiet . . . stubborn 
. . . would argue . . . with a gate post and win . . . should have been a debater. 
Can never keep track of the time . . . changing schedules . . . uniform, et 
cetera ... an all-around great guy . . . Don will go far. 





SAGINAW 
MICHIGAN 



280 




LEONARD ALFRED JAY, JR. 

Detroit Ins home town . . . a mechanical engineering major at the University 
of Detroit a good background tor the Academy. Different from most mid- 

shipmen in that he doesn't plug the formula a fundamentalist . always 

starts from the beginning. Doesn't smoke Ins hobby switched from model- 

ing airplanes to photography result a sensational locker door. Although he 

considers himself a cold-hardened northerner . alwa; with two 

blankets and complains about Maryland weather ... is not talented in earning 
phonograph records . . . breaks as many as he brings back safely His only 
varsity sport . the sub squad loved to play handball and did a good job 

at it . . . will always be remembered lor his dive into Dorsey Creek from the 
bridge fully clothed. Likes southern gals and spends many a week end proving 
it. His between dinner snacks range from chocolate to pickled herring . . . 
claims the latter keeps the chowhounds away. A music lover, craving polkas 
and hillbilly songs. Every now and then forgetting to go to class . . . became a 
regular member of the Extra Duty squad as a result ... he promises to become 
one of the best. 



DETROIT 
MICHIGAN 













ROBERT BRUCE LYLE 

Somewhere in the sun baked wilderness of Texas . . . USAAF . . . airplanes 
are fine but Navy blue looks better than khaki . . . momentous step but he never 
regretted it . . . not often anyway . . . Bob hails from Michigan the state that 
lacks nothing ... so he says . . . firm believer in the Wolverines . . . Detroit 
Tigers . . . the G.O.P. ... his friend Old Taylor . . . will bet against Min- 
nesota as a matter of principle . . . Executive Department will remember him 
. . . still are trying to add up his demos for second class year . . . could be found 
in a yawl on sunny afternoons . . . sailing for fun or for the 8th company in a 
race . . . Portuguese Club remembers him at their banquets ... he religiously 
tried to avoid an after dinner speech . . . accrued numerous enemies . . . by 
working for this Bag . . . hounding people for biogs . . . photos . . . sub- 
scriptions . . . famous for lockerful of lovely acquaintances now happily 
married . . . managed to drag a queen almost every week end . . . could make it 
appear perfectly natural to take a shower two minutes before formation . . . 
or go to a Bull recitation equipped for Nav P-work . . . occasionally at odds 
with the Juice or Nav people . . . didn't let academics interfere with bridge or 
dragging . . . Navy never had a bigger booster . . . we'll never forget him . . . 
a twenty year man and proud of it. 



DETROIT 
MICHIGAN 






ROBERT SIDNEY McGIHON 

A farm boy at heart ... he forsook the big city of Detroit for just that . . . liked 
it so much that he decided to take up the hobby as a profession. He was well 
on his way toward a veterinary degree at Michigan State University when he 
decided to join the Navy to take care of the sea horses . . . was disappointed to 
find nothing closer to a good cavalry regiment than a flight of N3N's in the 
Navy. Mac was an accomplished musician . . . finally gave it up . . . but could 
play any instrument you can name . . . the trouble being that his friends quit 
naming them in self-defense. A tall man . . . and a track man . . . the mile his 
forte . . . showed his real value to the organization as a mainstav on the batt 
track team. Naturally following that is the company cross-country team. He 
loves music . . . any kind . . . unless it's too low down . . . but can stand a 
little Krupa anytime ... his first act after the reveille bell is a groping motion 
in the general direction of the record player . . . after that it's even man for 
himself. A tall angular fellow with an open mind when it comes to talk of the 
future . . . right now the most appealing part of the service is that with wings 
. . . but he may change his mind. Mac is definitely open-minded about the final 
resting place ... so long as it's in the midwest . . . far, far from that old ocean. 



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MICHIGAN 



281 



EDWARD ALLEN McMANUS 

A refugee from the University of Detroit and the Navy Flight Training Program 
. . . Mac still remains unreformed after four years at the Academy. His greatest 
accomplishment lay in his ability to stay off sports squads . . . although they 
did manage to get him to try wrestling and soccer a few times. Recognition 
features include a receding hairline ... a body with a trapezoidal effect . . . 
which he attributes to his manliness . . . and a bulbous proboscis that turns a 
luminous red upon occasion. Closely associated with this latter phenomenon 
is his inhuman capacity for imbibing huge quantities of corn and rye extract 
. . . his full time ambition has been to own . . . operate . . . test . . . and drink 
all the products of his brewery as soon as he gets around to building one. Of 
diversions he has many ... a love of flying inherited from his V-5 days . . . 
photo album displaying ... his ability in this line . . . motorboat racing ... for 
which he has a trophy won on Lake Erie years ago . . . and the pleasureable 
pursuit of entertaining one of his numerous drags. Dubbed Terrific ... his 
love of the ludicrous and capacity for making comedy out of commonplace 
events should more properly win him the title: The Character of Bancroft Hall. 




DETROIT 
MICHIGAN 



MOUNT PLEASANT 
MICHIGAN 



JAMES IRVING MELLENCAMP 

Five feet seven inches of laughs and humor . . . that's Jim . . . the little fellow 
with the curly blond hair and rosy red cheeks is always around when some- 
thing funny is going on ... he is usually the reascn for it being funny. Jim 
hails from the state of Michigan . . . and to hear him talk about it you'd think 
it was the only place on earth. He claims Boyne City as his real home . . . but 
at present his home . . . second to Bancroft Hall ... is in Mount Pleasant. 
Strong in stature and character . . . you'll find him in the gym every afternoon 
building sinewy muscles ... it paid off too . . . was runner-up in the Brigade 
boxing tournament the first year. Melle doesn't confine his athletic talents to 
boxing . . . hits his stride as easily in football . . . basketball . . . golf . . . and 
handball. In high school he lettered in football . . . basketball . . . baseball . . . 
and track . . . too short for varsity competition . . . you'll find him beating them 
all in his own weight at Navy. One of Jim's greatest accomplishments is 
music ... a splendid piano player . . . spends much of his spare time playing 
Beethoven and Bach . . . proficient with a clarinet . . . has become a member 
of the Navy Academy Orchestra. Grey matter is plentiful with him . . . would 
rather hit the ole sack than study any day. His carefree attitude and easygoing 
characteristics made him the envy of all his classmates. 




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GLADSTONE 
MICHIGAN 



EUGENE JOHN NOBLET 

Gene started life swinging a double-bitted ax at giant fir trees . . . since then 
he's been swinging constantly and he packs a wallop. Perseverance . . . drive 
. . . spirit . . . sincerity that just can't be beat . . . that combination started the 
fir trees falling and it's kept Gene right on top in just about everything. 
Better days are coming ... is the pass word that takes Bill over the little 
bumps ... his nature in keeping with this pass word is optimistic and hearten- 
ing. Generous . . . considerate . . . loyal ... in his unassuming manner Gene 
takes pretty good care of his buddies ... a valuable classmate who you can 
count on. In spite of his enviable traits Gene is not the glad handing popu- 
larity kid ... he is much too sincere and genuine for anything bordering on 
sham enthusiasm or a political personality . . . with Gene it is quality of 
friends not quantity that counts. The girls haven't discovered Gene yet but 
when they do it is going to be a very lucky one who does finally get her rope 
on him. There aren't many things that grow bigger than those big trees up in 
Michigan . . . the men who grow up with the trees however do seem to over- 
shadow them . . . Gene is one of these. 




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RUFO WU I IA\f ROBINSON 

First impressions are that here is a quiet unassuming soft spoken . . . 

easygoing sorl o( gu) with a lot ol humor stored inside ■ 01 d ii , 

confirm the l.uts and the name Rule fits to I I Hailing from Detroit Bill 
enlisted in the Nav) Air ( orps in 43 just after graduation and spent a year 
in the V 5 program at Dartmouth College before coming to lech Flying still 
remains his number one dream and his eye is ever on those big gold wings 
Bird Stud) was recommended as the closest approach to flying, but after seeing 
him in action second class summer in the yellow perils we're convinced he'll 
be a hot pilot. Never one to take much of a strain . . Rufo managed to 
bv with a minimum of effort spent most of his time reading, playing chess 

or playing bridge ... his classic pose sitting at his desk writing a letter and 
smoking his pipe, with the radio tuned down on something smooth and melh 
Bill's specialty was collecting records and with a clever taste he usually 
managed to find sharp records that nobody had heard before. Amiable . . . 
friendly . . . Rufo kept pretty well to himself . . . never a word in anger, he 
never lacked for friends. His sly humor was always a source of laughter . . . 
and he invariablv commented at the crucial moment. 



DETROIT 
MICHIGAN 







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EDWIN RUDZIS 

Some people are born with silver spoons in their mouths . . . not so Ed ... he 
cut his teeth on a Marine's bayonet. On completion of high school he vol- 
unteered for the Marine Corps . . . setting an example for his older brother 
who followed suit. With the Corps he saw his share of action . . . acquiring 
six ribbons with two battle stars to touch them off. A quick survey of Ed's 
room at Bancroft Hall along with the aid of a normal amount of human insight 
would reveal his more pronounced habits and interests ... he is sitting at the 
desk . . . the first thing you observe is a comprehensive expression on Ed's face 
as Don Cossack's twelve inchers drop down one by one on to the turn table 
. . . sure he speaks it ... a regular Russian fanatic. Behind him on the wall is 
plastered an eye chart . . . over in the comer a shelf of books on Sight Without 
Glasses . . . other books can be found authorized by Charles Atlas. Over in 
the other corner stands a javelin worn from use . . . you glance on top of the 
locker and see a pile of boxing gloves and wrestling gear. If Ed had it his 
way ... a look into the shower would produce only a cold faucet. The blue 
service in the closet will carrv stripes. He often made an indignant return from 
classes thoroughlv disgusted with misunderstanding profs . . . why should a 
future marine be able to navigate a ship and compute meticentric radii of box 
shaped lighters? 



DETROIT 
MICHIGAN 




THOMAS EUGENE STANLEY 

The son of a retired chief, Tom had, as he would say, a passion for entering the 
Academy . . . after a year of preparation at the Michigan College of Mining and 
Technology, he passed through the Main Gate, exultant and inspired, only to 
find that plebe year was not exactly Utopia . . . classmates will remember his 
endless tours of the messhall in search of Livingston . . . the fact that he is an 
outdoor man from the Canadian border is emphasized by his swimming abilitv 
and the fifty-degree temperature of his refrigerated B-hole throughout the winter 
. . . seeking no involvements with the fair sex, T. E. passed his leisure time 
playing the comet, seeing all the movies, and improving his skill as a cartoonist 
and caricature artist . . . despite a gradually acquired aversion to the svstem. a 
subject on which he could argue indefinitely, Dusty was conscientious and dili- 
gent to the nth degree . . . Stan, who was know to swoon with ecstasy at the 
mere sound of a vellow peril, will soon find a long cherished spot m Naval 
aviation waiting for him and it is a subject involving much controversy as to 
what he would do if he didn't flv ... to him it is evervthing from the unsched- 
uled New York hops to the basic formula for the coefficient of lift. 



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MICHIGAN 



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DETROIT 
MICHIGAN 



JAMES FREDERICK WARD, II 

Jim, the casual one, didn't quite finish pre-flight, but plans to be manager of a 
nice P'boat eventually . . . cynically sincere, his short caustic wit has helped 
many a party along ... a story teller well above par and an equally appreciative 
audience . . . patience and prudence are his virtues . . . academically, well above 
average . . . too smart to knock himself out over numbers . . . trained instant 
relaxation, a major psycho-physio accomplishment ... his many sleeping hours 
we envied . . . life and people are humorous to Jim and he enjoys both . . . his 
raven-shocked suavity made the lad a menace to fair American womanhood . . . 
actually all he cared about was whether or not his many drags would send him 
any chow . . . most of them did! . . . Practical, unhurried, and considerate, life 
will be responsive and reward him with its best . . . and justly so . . . the drags 
sent the chow because he looks so starved . . . lank slicked black hair . . . sunken 
cheek bones . . . pointed chin . . . walking away from a burial . . . his own. 
Raising his black eyebrows . . . closing the lids . . . slowly lifting his shoulders 
into an easy shrug . . . calmly taking another indifferent drag on his cigarette . . . 
the entire process expressing his nature in a silent . . . well? ... or drawing the 
corners of his mouth back into a grimace denoting the absurdity of everything 
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EVANSVILLE 
INDIANA 



THOMAS EARL ALEXANDER 

Contending that moonlight on the Severn could not be compared with moon- 
light on the Wabash . . . Tom nevertheless put up with the inferior com- 
modity for four years . . . except for an occasional outburst of Back Home in 
Indiana . . . and a bitterness which vented itself in the form of expletives 
directed habitually at the Navy . . . the system . . . the Executive Department 
. . . the plebes . . . the profs . . . the chow ... or most anything that interfered 
with the happiness of Tom. His ambitions are to have a million dollars . . . 
seven Cadillacs . . . one for each day of the week . . . and a beautiful girl. 
Week ends to Tom meant dragging . . . but there were complications . . . 
restrictions to serve . . . watches to stand . . . and the usual troubles of a man 
with several drags. Unfortunate in encounters with the O.D.'s ... his wife 
had the privilege of being in charge of room continuously ... so Tom's week 
ends on the outside would not be endangered . . . besides the accepted privi- 
lege of keeping him in cigarettes and matches. Instigator of raids . . . wild- 
man's ... or bombs away's ... he nevertheless accepted his victim's revenge in 
good graces. Unexcelled in loquacity . . . and with signs of indolence here and 
there . . . we still predict a successful Naval career . . . until he slips and calls 
some Admiral, Fred. 




TELL CITY 
INDIANA 



JERRY THOMAS BECKER 

Better known as Radar . . . blot out the face in the portrait and guess 
why . . . has probably the most unusual proficience in the Academy . . . stem- 
ming from Swiss-English ancestry he has an inherent ability to transfer blocks 
of wood into objects d'art . . . this, combined with his insatiable love of pipes 
and Brigg's, has given his roommates a perfect pipe rack . . . can also turn out 
fine portrait sketches after some able tutelage from his artistic classmates ... a 
fun-loving, quiet, pleasant Hoosier from Tell City ... he is also proficient in 
more material aspects . . . made the plebe fencing team and swims or wrestles 
in his spare time; also is one of the top flight '300' fifth battalion bowlers . . . 
is an avid reader and has helped spread the news of his favorites through very 
readable reviews in the Trident . . . through experience Jerry has acquired the 
popular Academy belief, "Women are a snare and a delusion, liquor is the sal- 
vation of mankind" . . . through even more experience he is not even too sure 
about the alcohol ... is willing to be shown the error of his ways on both 
accounts, though ... is an avowed sub man . . . engineering would not be 
painful. 




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ROBERT GE0RG1 ( IRROl / 

Ah, that this could In- in technicolor nothing else will adequately desenbe 

Red 01 Ins impulsive temper eseii hr, wife hid when Red let go 

three years on a sub must have frayed the edges a little gunnel S mate 

seven war patrols . . . always ready for a feast or a frolic really showed us 

how that game of lacrosse is meant to be played varsity lacp only 

a little ol that excess energy from our Jwi.uiik Bohemian ... the rest ■ 
spent on the week ends. Was interested if not active in the Portuguese 

C I Lib . . . women ... oh yes, women . . . they were all mad about this un- 
predictable character . . character is the only word to use . but he gave the 
temmes a hard time . . . not an enemy in the world . . . except his bridge 
partner ... he had a habit of tearing up the cards after three successive bad 
hands. Academics took little of his time . . . had to quit studying second c 
year to keep his eyes in good enough shape to find the main gate on Saturday 
night . . . says he wants to fly an F8F . . . he'll tear an F8 to pieces for sure 
we'll send him back to subs which we suspect to be his secret ambition. 



SOUTH BEND 
INDIANA 




FLOYD MILES McCURDY,JR. 

A determined nature ... a look of confidence . . . and a voice of self-assurance 
. . . whether he's calling Marine cadence in ranks or whispering honeyed 
platitudes in the ears of his O.A.O.'s . . . that's Mac. A Hoosier . . . tempered 
by the Marine Corps and sea duty on the old Nevada ... he took the hard way 
to the Academy through NAPS . . . and minus the benefit of a high school 
diploma. Not the type to get a lucky break ... his successes have come 
through hard work alone. Proficient in all types of sports . . . basketball and 
track are his specialities . . . with football not far behind. Sacrificing anything 
for a good argument . . . Mac will go to great lengths to prove he is right . . . 
which ... as he says ... he always is. Two weeks after an argument you will 
probably be confronted with the Encyclopedia Britannia! . . . dictionary . . . and 
World Almanac . . . and Mac with his ... I toU yon so smile. Acquiring 
the nickname Famous he owes his renown to his many ambitions . . . which 
has included teaching . . . coaching . . . and officering the Marine Corps ... to 
his hate of fish and jazz ... to his taste in femininity . . . ranging from the 
beautiful to the intellectual . . . and to his eyes which remind his drags of 
the boy friend back home. 



INDIANAPOLIS 
INDIANA 




LOUIS JAMES BOLAND 

In September of '44 Lou parachuted from his B-29 in California and landed at 
the Academy. Any Army Air Corps hot rock in fancy sailor dress . . . before 
his days at the Academy Lou attended St. Xavier's U. of Louisville and U. of 
Iowa. Louis likes pansian pastries and girls . . . Kentuckv bourbon . . . and 
fast horses . . . Leguna Beach . . . Victor Hugo's . . . Tlic Lost Frontier . . . 
Canary Cottage . . . Condado Terrace ... P. R. ... 21 Club . . . and haunts of 
the Air Corps. Lou's athletic interest is in a number two iron, a tennis racquet 
or a polo mallet. In prep school days Lou was always near the top of the 
championship list in golf and tennis. During study periods the colonel would 
thumb through the Njtr York Times business section, the Philadelphia Inquirer, or 
his stationery box. Academics constituted no strain as far as Gus was concerned 
because he had the prize formulae which was fool-proof. For an afternoon of 
relaxation quote the famous Kentuckian . . . Npdnng is as mjoydblt as a good 
snappy wfawt^ drill. Lou was dapper . . . but mostly at the hops. Without a 
doubt Lou was the only boy who could wear a blue service and have it resemble 
a suit of Hickey Freeman's tails. The boys will remember Lou as the tall 
brown-haired, blue-eyed gent from the Blue Grass. In years to come the public 
mav know him as a statesman. 



LOUISVILLE 
KENTUCKY 



285 



LEAMON RANDALL COOKE 

Possibly the only man ever to go through the Naval Academy who served extra 
duty for smelling flowers in ranks . . . bees . . . flowers . . . horses . . . blue 
grass . . . spring . . . the most important things in his life . . . being a true 
southern colonel in all but two respects . . . dislike of women and good bour- 
bon . . . brown-eyed blondes are rare to explain vice number one . . . vice 
number two has no explanation available . . . pure fantasy, even buttermilk was 
fermented forcing him to refuse it. An inconsistency lies in the fact that his 
stories of chasing revenuers were quite realistic in tone down to the squirrel 
rifle that had worn a groove in his shoulder . . . together with the blue grass 
caught between his toes when he arrived for the grind of converting to civilized 
life at Navy. First of the steps in conversion was cultivating that trace of 
wave in his hair which four years of combing did not alter . . . could not get 
away from Kentucky . . . endless hours searching for a radio program from the 
hills . . . distracted only by the music of Tex Beneke. Still the title of Ken- 
tucky Colonel will be his someday when he returns to his collection of gaited 
horses . . . where damnyankee is a noun. 




LEXINGTON 
KENTUCKY 



RUSSELLVILLE 
KENTUCKY 



NORMAN LEE DUNCAN 

Dune has a big deal ... if it isn't concerning the Kentucky Derby you can be 
sure it is nothing less than an Army-Navy game . . . Dune has been in the middle 
of big deals ever since we first met him. He had em all fooled at Marion 
Institute ... he has a lot of us fooled right here . . . but you just can't help 
liking the guy . . . the nonchalant way he takes that twenty and five frap . . . 
the easygoing pace he meets academics with. He's clever ... a cool thinking 
mind and plenty of guts to back it up . . . six week ends . . . six different women 
... it just doesn't pay to let one think she's got you ... he can pick 'em too. 
A smooth talker ... a pool shark . . . Norm could take in stride anything that 
came along . . . noted for his half sarcastic laugh and genuine smile . . . envied 
for his carefree manner . . . proud of his nonconformity. Dune was given a 
thorough going over plebe year by the boys of the foul fourteenth . . . but that 
was just one more big deal for him to meet with savoir faire personality. Tall 
. . . loosely hung together . . . amiable but not friendly . . . active but not vig- 
orous . . . talkative but not garralous . . . Dune won't have any trouble figuring 
out where he wants to go. We just hope that where he goes doesn't have an 
Executive Department . . . Dune is just a little too independent to thrive under 
close restrictions. 




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PINER 
KENTUCKY 



WALLACE SULVEANUS GABRIEL 

Short . . . square . . . muscular . . . well coordinated . . . Gabe is a big man in 
a small space . . . but Gabe's physical assets are only the beginning of a great 
little guy . . . sober . . . leveled headed and quick thinking . . . considerate and 
reserved. Gabe comes from a small town in the Blue Grass country . . . V-12 
preceded his entrance to the Naval Academy . . . Gabe is somewhat of an 
authority on horse racing and automobiles ... he can outeat anything his size 
and he burns it all up on the football or soccer field ... a lot of Gabe's views 
are hidden in his quiet nature . . . however we do know from observation that 
we have yet to see anything that will excite him beyond his conservative 
chuckle . . . women to Gabe are something he'll take up when he has a little 
more time . . . Gabe's turned up nose and high cheek bones give him a slightly 
beligerent look . . . but behind them lie a true friend and a big heart ... he is 
reputed to have sacrificed his uniform to one of Baltimore's football game rain 
storms to keep Navy's Melissa dry . . . Navy rain capes probably look better 
on a dog than on Gabe anyway . . . rainclothes on Gabe only hide a good 
military build and brace . . . we've yet to hear him complain or to degrade 
anyone . . . Gabe isn't the scholarly type yet his wealth of common sense and 
his industriousness have won him a well-above-average rating in academics. 




286 



HUGH SCOTT HOLDER 




A smile that banishes all discomfort . . . the happy super friendly brand ... as 
rare as Scotty himself . . . sloshing around in the United States Infantry . . . 
having gold bars hanging around his shoulders . . . Scotty, hanging around bars 
. . . but not as a habitue of bars . . . but of militarism. Early years at K.M.I. 
... the aforementioned . . . and finally the United States Navy . . . hoping like 
many of his classmates to enter the aviation set-up . . . flying his brother's plane 
over the family dwelling . . . flying in the Navy during his summer leaves . . . 
one could say that the lad is air minded ... he is certain of it. 1 here are com- 
plications in his age limit . . . not being able to reach . . . praying for an 
ALNAV which will remedy the situation . . . utilizing the remainder of his 
time espousing the thesis that to be well informed is to know as much as one 
can concerning everything ... he knows what is taking place in the world . . . 
learns by reading ominous appearing books with scholarly titles . . . says the 
content is worth knowing . . . we take him at his word . . . recreation time or 
spare time Scotty uses for the thrill of dragging blind . . . has never been dis- 
appointed. Charter member of the OMTA's ... On the Math Tree Again 
Club . . . sincere . . . genuine . . . short . . . big. 



OWENSBORO 
KENTUCKY 




LEONARD WILLIAM MULBRY 

Len is light . . . white . . . and of medium height ... he tolerates Blondie ... is 
reasonably cheery ... of mild disposition . . . even friendly . . . invariably 
producing a smile or a laugh where appropriate . . . even catches on to jokes 
. . . Len . . . the positive type. He adhered to . . . and held up . . . the various 
Naval Academy systems taking them for their more beneficial aspects. Len 
was born in Florida but left to young too make any claim on that winter play- 
ground. In spite of that . . . and a short sojourn in the District of Columbia 
. . . Blue Grass and beautiful horses and all that goes with it is his first, middle 
and last love. Spent his early years as a Senate Page . . . Knickers and all . . . 
helped the lawmakers start the U.S. on it's way into the greatest conflagration 
of it's history. A short stay at St. Albans prep made up for all the classroom 
hours his Senatorial duties deprived him of. Admittedly no great athlete, 
nonetheless tried the roughest . . . lacrosse was no go but soccer claimed him 
as it's own. Len likes any kind of food . . . and has even been known to go for 
some Navy chow . . . especially when hungry. Here is the man that's willing 
to try anything in a blind drag so long as personality is not mentioned first. 
His first love is subs ... if that's not in the cards then he'll settle for a pair of 
wings. 



COVINGTON 
KENTUCKY 




JOHN EDWARD VINSEL 

Picture a lazy hillbilly under a tree with his jug nearby. Now look again . . . 
It's Vinsel, naturally! . . . hates shoes, likes to stretch out his long legs and just 
daydream the time away. Trouble is, he begins to get a strange glint in his 
eyes after gazing up at that big summer sky a while. Then, before you know it, 
he's become such a hub of activity that you have to reassure yourself that this 
really is the same guy you were appraising just a moment ago. His vices (and 
he never lacks for them) include a slight tendency to, shall we say, exaggerate? 
He can tell you more about something he knows nothing about than anyone 
you ever talked to! His hobbies include hero worshipping (his idols run from 
athletic greats to Sam Spade and Dick Tracy), painting, and dreaming up 
sensational ideas. Imagine spending all study hour and another after taps to 
finish up the detailed plans for a farm in California or a super yacht with bar 
and pool table. Maybe he will decide to irrigate the moon someday or perhaps 
only a stairway to the stars. But, on second thought, this character would 
probably be quite content to spend the rest of his life listening to old phono- 
graph records or reading a big thick book! 



LOUISVILLE 
KENTUCKY 



287 



CLAIBORNE SHELDON BRADLEY 



CHICAGO 
ILLINOIS 



Shortly after receiving the official handle of Claiborne Sheldon his parents 
decided that something a little more convenient should be applied for everyday 
use ... as a result he's known by all as Tim. Originating in Hartford, Con- 
necticut, Tim was early transplanted to the Windy City ... in Chicago he 
checked out the various and sundry social functions . . . and learned a great 
deal about the Wall Street trade from his dad ... a line he may enter into 
someday himself, he follows the stock and bond quotations as avidly as most 
of us do the adventures of Stcvt Canyon. In between dragging and sailing Tim 
spent a lot of time working in photography . . . his experience and ability in 
that field were drawn upon by many of his friends who were more recent 
victims of the photography bug. Although not participating in varsity sports 
Tim spent a great deal of time keeping in good physical shape ... a faithful 
sun worshiper and exerciser. Studies didn't come too easy and a lot of time 
was spent plugging at the books . . . lots of persistence and tenacity ... he 
always came through. High morals . . . easy to get along with . . . good judg- 
ment . . . Tim had plenty of friends. His only eccentricity . . . the fact that he 
invariably got up about three minutes before revielle and banged around the 
room . . . amid the growls and muttenngs of his roommates. 




SULLIVAN 
ILLINOIS 



PAUL GARDNER BRYANT 

A bright man with a twinkle in his eye and a flashy smile . . . excellent sense 
of humor . . . always horsing around . . . always about to go on a diet or a 
budget . . . except when he has just broken one or the other. Always in the 
nick of time . . . sometimes just a little after the nick . . . every late bell rings 
when his heels click together . . . then he tucks in his shirt tail . . . he'll go 
down the aisle to his wedding tucking in his shirt tail ... or pulling on his 
gloves. An ardent sailing enthusiast . . . the Freedom is his idea of a swell 
place to spend a week end. Loves his sack . . . excellent daydreamer . . . likes 
to sit and think . . . with a far-away look in his eyes . . . exuding anything but 
intelligence. Has an insatiable passion for anything Hawaiian . . . skirts . . . 
music . . . food . . . particularly food . . . but then he has a passion for any kind 
of food. Will be perfectly happy if the Navy sends him to Pearl Harbor . . . 
will probably end up in Gitmo. Wherever he ends up he'll daydream of 
Waikiki. Ran the four-forty in high school . . . couldn't walk it now . . . small 
town kid . . . definitely not the suave city slicker . . . just an honest guy . . . 
with an honest face . . . that's Pootsie. 



ROGER ALAN CHAPMAN 

Coming to the Naval Academy well equipped and adequately versed . . . per- 
taining to things college . . . the various social graces . . . the virile pastime of 
pool . . . the brilliance in bridge . . . the timing in tennis ... all mastered by 
Rog in college ... in addition he studied civil engineering . . . one might easily 
conclude that his college life was of no mean value . . . but he confesses that 
Navy was rather an abstract consideration at that time . . . two and one-half 
years at old Purdue. Looking back at these two years he laughs but will dream 
of obtaining the civil engineering degree to round out the turn of events . . . 
either that or the twenty years in the Navy ... it is possible that both will 
follow ... he likes the service for the benefit that it can bring to the two halves 
of his life . . . one-half of course: himself ... his activities . . . the other is wear- 
ing diamonds ... or should be. With the distance to Michigan so great . . . the 
diamonds of Michigan ... a situation might present itself composed mainly of 
ennui . . . not so . . . the item of his personality heretofore unmentioned that 
prevents boredom is his remarkable capacity for humor in all forms . . . when 
the traveling becomes difficult he applies this quality and suddenly it isn't. 





DIXON 
ILLINOIS 



288 




ROBERT CARHART CONOLLV 

California, Hawaii, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore claim Bob, the latter 
his legal place of origin. The taxpayer sees his dividends in the Conoll) 
famil\ s lather ... an Admiral USN . . . the brother ... an Army Officer and 
alumnus of West Point and the subject's destination the USMC. Self-suffi- 
ciency and pride embodied with esprit de corps exalt his military stamina. 
I he man who never drags unless committed adds strongly to the youth of his 
class as he graduates at 21. Academics never appear hazardous to Lieutenant 
Connolly for mastery of fundamentals and common horse sense are high in his 
code for studious endeavor. No collections number in his negative hobbies 
except that of bills and coins. Very economical Robert C. fits his wallet 
pockets with zippers and anchors his strong box to an 1890 water pipe- 
Regulation . . . well!; future family man . . . the same. Quote, tlu* femme thai 
tags me ail I be riding the saddle on a bullet. The Marine Corps seems to be 
his only present mania. Sound sleeper, good cook ... on a hot plate . . . and a 
two second room cleaner . . . opens the door and blows. Bob's amiable dis' 
position secures friends with all acquaintances. A good example as a pursuer 
of the profession of arms and a congenial host to his associates. Mild and con- 
trolled temperament, unblemished integrity, acknowledgerer of only the best 
course, and a will to follow the leanings of his heart and spirit into life give 
Robert attributes for his future with Uncle Sam's Marine Corps. 



WAUKEGAN 
ILLINOIS 




WILLIAM DANIEL DITTMAR 

BUI Ditt . . . the dark-haired guy with the button nose . . . started his long, long 
trek in search of knowledge in his own Peru township high . . . put it all to use 
for the good of Uncle Sam as a welder ... he welded so many ships together 
that he got a yen for the sea ... so off he went. Seems that the Navy didn't have 
a welders rate to give him so he took up Juice . . . attending a Navy Electricians 
Mate school in Kentucky netted him the honor of standing in the top ten ... an 
honor he reaped again at Navy's prep school on the Susquehanna . . . and one 
that he has since decided against holding again ... in the interest of baseball . . . 
and a good time ... at any opportunity. Even though there are few who can 
ring more fun out of a party . . . here is a fellow that takes his duty seriously . . . 
firm is the word . . . not severe. The plebes learn early to respect his quiet 
orders . . . he 11 never raise his voice . . . and seldom does he have to tell them 
twice. Here is one of the few stalwart men who reached first class year a 
bachelor ... for the rest of that story collar him at the first class reunion you 
attend. Serious about his career ... his reputation . . . and his appearance . . . 
serious about everything that counts. A fly-boy at heart . . . serious about that 
too . . . and someday he'll be flying with the best. 



PERU 
ILLINOIS 





WILLIAM HARVEY KEEN 

Take a long lean frame . . . hook on a face with a perpetual grin . . . add a cheer- 
ful personality . . . that's Bill . . . rapid almost eager conversation as though 
born of pleasure experienced from knowing enough about the subject to be able 
to put the words together . . . employing a sense of humor that won him friends 
from the start . . . seldom seen angry . . . almost always a congenial good- 
natured guy . . . easy to get along with . . . not at all deceptive in action . . . 
straight forward . . . friendly. The girl back home did not keep him away from 
dragging ... his main interest outside of the business affairs of the Log and the 
Press Detail. A background of business experience gave him necessary skill to 
keep the Log in order ... a task that occupied a lot of his time but did not pre- 
vent him from keeping up those aggravating academics. Very much interested 
in aviation . . . his salty cap was well known in the halls of Bancroft until the 
O.D. saw it . . . fresh air fiend ... to the discomfort of his wife ... a lover of 
plenty of sleep . . . the words . . . leave quietly please were often heard from the 
depths of his pillow. A likeable fellow with more character assets than 
liabilities. 



MILFORD 
ILLINOIS 



289 



ROBERT EUGENE KENYON 

Bob . . . alias Bobby Gene . . . alias Dave . . . late president of Future Farmers 
of America and large wheel in the 4'H club . . . ardent Republican . . . charter 
member of the radiator and sub squads . . . avoids any kind of manual labor . . . 
except under great stress refuses to speak before breakfast . . . contends that 
there is something basically wrong with anyone who is able to speak that early 
. . . happiest moment when he could declaim there ain't no mo' Math. Real 
savoir in everything else and never seemed to take a strain but always came out 
on top . . . bound to prove his worth to the Academy . . . basketball manager 
fourth class . . . third class . . . second class years . . . member of the Log staff 
. . . familiar figure in local shops haggling with proprietors over their need for 
advertising . . . ex-member of Army Air Corps . . . wanted to go to the Point 
. . . saw the error of his ways and decided that the Navy was . . . after all . . . 
the best . . . the casual visitor to the night clubs of Springfield is sure to find 
the manager and bartender old friends of his . . . and to find himself plied with 
Bob's favorite weakness . . . scotch whiskey. ... his quiet self-confidence will 
work slowly, but surely to convince those about him that Bob is a very capable 
man. 







SPRINGFIELD 
ILLINOIS 






GLENCOE 
ILLINOIS 



BURTON HOWARD KLEINMAN 

A native of Illinois, Burt decided to enter Northwestern University . . . majored 
in psychology . . . fond of symphony concerts and ballets . . . prefers to be 
photographed with his hat on . . . ever fearful of receding hairline. Won 
recognition as a plebe when '46 awarded him various ribbons ... for out- 
standing achievements in the messhall . . . was a famous plebe swimmer but 
changed to company sports. Under the impression that he is a competent auto 
mechanic . . . desires to own a light plane . . . member of "Ye Old Dance 
Band." Wears white works in preference to blues whenever possible . . . very 
adept at composing songs about classmates . . . drags occasionally . . . doesn't 
smoke . . . loves sailing . . . interested in the stockmarket . . . claims to be an 
expert on horseracing. Makes decisions quickly . . . lives for today . . . has a 
tropical temperament, but will help a friend in need . . . hopes to rejoin the 
civilian world once again . . . we've been hearing this chatter for four years 
already. One of the few who prefer midshipmen's cruise to life at Bancroft . . . 
will be remembered for his individualism . . . the composer of the new words 
to "MacNamara's Band" ... a stirring Navy Football Song of special interest 
to our class. 








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FREDERICK WILLIAM LAUER 

One of our gridiron men . . . Fred has tossed the pigskin at Northwestern . . . 
Notre Dame . . . and Navy. Athletes must get their beauty sleep ... he main- 
tains so the sack is his favorite hangout. Doesn't smoke, but is fond of the other 
pleasures in life ... a big man about town ... or tries to be. Some people have 
an unrestricted capacity for chow ... so it is with Fred ... he boasts that he is 
the undisputed gedunk gedunker of Bancroft Hall. Tommy Dorsey is the top 
band . . . This Can't he Love and They Don't Believe Mc are tops with Fred . . . 
otherwise disinterested in nearly everything . . . idea of entertainment is loung- 
ing on a beach and watching a horse race. A Chrysler convertible is the ideal 
car. He desires to be a football coach in addition to being a player ... is follow- 
ing in the footsteps of athletic brothers. Movies are a necessity. One must also 
swim, play golf and tennis. How familiar is the sound . . . I'm not a ~Njivy man 
like you . . . just a little more so, we think. Perhaps when Fred gets an arm 
loaded with gold we'll have won a point ... it will be one of the few points 
that Fred ever yielded on . . . we're not worried . . . he'll get along wherever 
he is. 



WILMETTE 
ILLINOIS 




290 




JASON PIERCE LAW 

Alert appearing slow talking . . . neat . . . natty . . . proud . Jas<. 

one of the aristocrats of the organization . . blessed with a delicate well- 
coordinated body and hne-featurcd distinctive features . . . Jason's many moods 
are his making . . . today he's a lamb . . . tomorrow a raging lion he ranges 

all the way from the mountain tops to the darkest valleys. Being the son of a 
druggist he has a set of store manners and personality that can put him right 
up there in the king's parlor. Jason's energies while here have been prctt\ 
faithfully devoted to academics and living a conscientious regulation life . . . and 
his efforts paid off. His ... I gotta be showed . . . attitude in class is the cause 
of a goodly number of silver strands crowning our Academy profs. Moderation 
is his pattern for life and his life is just that . . . everything metered to the 
proper proportion . . . extremes in either habits or thoughts just don't exist. 
Jason's indignation sometimes trips his safety valve and releases a healthy 
temper . . . but as usual with a temper goes a spirit that more than compensates 
for an occasional blow-off. Jason is gifted with good sound common sense and 
broad intellectual interests ... a thinker who rarely lets emotions govern 
where thinking suffices. 



BELVIDERE 
ILLINOIS 




. . how else could 
. Watch tlic Sages. 
Army of Kemper 
. . Army of Staun- 
. Regulations . . . 



HOWARD BRADFORD MOORE 

Mail out? ... a foghorn voice from under the desk ... a daily ritual . . . we set 
our watches by his morning mating call to the mailman ... a period each day 
devoted to letter opening ... at least the Gazette never fails 
we keep up on the state tourney? The annual prophecy . 
They're a dark horse this Mareh. A veteran of many wars . . 
... he spends many a night working out tactics with Perk . 
ton . . . yes . . . tactics . . . mainly to defeat section 22 . . 
USNA. Old memories will bring back recollections of the famous eight . . . 
birds of a feather. When athletics are mentioned ... an original member of the 
Sunday Whiz Kids was he . . . but those cold evenings . . . that saddle on the 
radiator is rather comforting when 8th period rolls around ... he has worn out 
quite a few during his winters at Hotel Bancroft. In academics he's coming 
fast on the outside ... a few snags plebe year . . . Christmas in Annapolis . . . 
the skin of his teeth in June . . . but since joining the ranks of B the grades are 
jumping. All famous men are known for one famous quote . . . here's one H. B. 
would use at least once each French period . . . Je ne sais pas . . . now and 
then . . . Je ne comprenA fas . . . for variety. 



MONTICELLO 
ILLINOIS 




PETER RAMSEY MOUREAU 

Pierre is a 5 foot 8 inch monster of the 24th company . . . from Illinois ... a 
presidential appointee . . . bitterly contests his title of Navy Junior on the 
grounds that his father is retired . . . anyway, he never stole any sports equip- 
ment from the NAA. Spent his earliest days in China and the Philippines . . . 
desires to return there to show them what he's like as a big boy. Has been in 
the U.S. long enough to speak like a native . . . not long enough to acquire the 
average citizen's gullibility . . . one might say he has the Missouri attitude. 
He has brains . . . gets along in the top ten per cent with little visible effort. 
Essentially lazy . . . could be quite an athlete . . . fast and shifty in his chosen 
sports . . . soccer . . . pushball . . . fieldball . . . attributed in part to the fact 
that most of his days here have been spent traveling from the 4th deck to places 
of more interest. Seldom drags . . . preferring to take the observational view- 
point towards women. Likes hunting and fishing . . . music, of a classical 
nature . . . to be in on what's going on at the earliest moment . . . reading 
cynical books . . . applied science ... his own way. Dislikes . . . anything 
that happens to chafe him at the moment . . . propriety . . . shallowness . . . 
egotists . . . undue display of authority . . . wheels . . . jazz . . . unthinking 
actions . . . writing. 



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CHICAGO 
ILLINOIS 



GERALD LEWIS PALMER, JR. 



Tall . . . black hair with a crew cut . . . stern expression most of the time, but 
goes into convulsions of laughter when something strikes him as funny. Gerry 
remains true to the south . . . side of Chicago . . . spent two years at Lawrence 
College . . . one more in the Navy at Great Lakes, and Solomons Island. Lone 
wolf . . . drags frequently . . . has an incurable passion for gadgets in any 
shape or form . . . owns the typewriter used by half the 24th company . . . 
likes Spike Jones . . . reads Hew Yorker and Saturday Evening Post . . . mystery 
stories when he has the time . . . takes books from the library, but never re- 
turns them on time . . . maintained a running fight with the obstacle course 
until the middle of his second class year, when he passed it, and then didn't 
know how to spend all the spare time during the afternoons. Likes to listen 
to the radio while studying ... or not studying . . . invariably jumps into the 
shower mere seconds before the formation bell and still gets there . . . often 
times wearing sox too . . . will get up a knockabout crew at the drop of a hat 
. . . can always be depended upon for a pair of clean, white gloves in those 
last minute hop, watch, or chapel emergencies. 





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CHICAGO 
ILLINOIS 



WALTER LLEWELLYN REES 

The Big Nine plays the best collegiate football . . . the Chicago Bears are the 
world's greatest team . . . women are a necessary evil . . . aviation is the real 
Navy . . . the system is getting him down . . . M.I.T. was never like this . . . 
when am I going back to Chicago . . . these are the phrases by which you'll 
recognize Waldo. He likes to study when he gets the urge . . . his fine record 
proves that he is just naturally a brain . . . academics are fruit to him. When 
not managing track, his leisure is taken up by photography . . . research into 
mathematics . . . and the workshops . . . very adept with hands as well as his 
brain . . . likes to build things. Under the belief that Chicago is the wonder 
city . . . hates our lovely Maryland weather. Bowling is favorite sport fol- 
lowed by winter outdoor recreation . . . never gets enough to eat . . . doesn't 
approve of wife's taste in music, football, and women . . . especially the latter 
... a good book is far superior to a woman ... so he thinks now . . . but wait 
... it almost always catches up with every man. Reveille is the most ob- 
noxious sound of the entire day for him . . . sleeping in the sack with visions 
of life out in the Fleet versus a nice comfortable home life with all its ad- 
vantages . . . wishful thinking to such a Navy man . . . who snaps into action 
when reality is thrust upon him every morning by the ringing of the bell. 




CHICAGO 
ILLINOIS 



HARVEY EVERETT RENNACKER 

It all started in Chicago years ago ... it was nobody's fault . . . one of those 
things . . . however marveled at. A tender young clean-cut kid relieved 
Chicago of future worry by joining the Navy . . . there he spent a few years 
striking for electrician and fireman's ratings . . . running the ship's movies 
starting fires and fouling the ship's electrical system in general. Deciding 
enlisted summaries were for the birds he got ideas about going to Annapolis 
to become an officer. After careful consideration the Navy decided that he 
was academically acceptable . . . even intelligent. After three years-six months- 
fourteen days and three hours aboard the Solace and Rainier — the two greatest 
ships afloat (he admits it ) — he left for the sacred shores of the Severn to spend 
four happy years fixing broken down radios . . . writing up statements and 
drawing up blueprints for married midshipmen's quarters. You couldn't call 
Stretch cynical — that implies a sneering disbelief in sincerity and rectitude 
. . . the Rainmaker is extremely sincere — if he employs his sardonic wit to 
drag something down with sarcasm you can be sure he's sincere about it. Not 
really a chow hound ... he just never gets enough to eat . . . shifty maneuvers 
of the hungry boys in the center of the table never escaped these scrutinizing 
eyes whenever an extra crumb of chow, was involved. Stretch's little world 
revolves about a confused dream of subs-P-boats . . . and Bermuda 1948 ... all 
of which kept him alive and kicking through those very long Academy days. 




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KARL FREDERICK RESCH 

The face of a chronic wit . . a chronic wit In the morning a ghastly face ... a 
groping hand . . . searching for that pre-breakfast cigarette which means so 
much to him ... a habit which he failed to drop under the close eve of dis- 
cipline missing it he complains more than usual to the gods for not sending 
mail . . . not even a post card? Coming from the Fleet . seeing the roughest 
and earliest part of Pacific action from behind a gun ... on the old New 
Orleans he saw the war in five major engagements. The Navy left him, in 
spite of itself, unchanged . . he still sleeps in a bed . . . walks on the floor . . . 
and climbs up and down stairs. That salt crust imbues him with the under- 
standing of a humorous event . . . any event . . . they're all a laugh. Except 
academics, there he is at his best: putting out the minimum and enjoying the 
maximum. Possesses a mania for a song called "Symphony" . . . has played 
it for two successive years and intends to hang it in his living room as the 
factor which contributed the most to his graduation . . . aside from himself . . . 
likes lettuce sandwiches and caramels. Writhes his face in smiles suddenly 
from a calmness ... to the comfort of the unwary onlooker ... all a part of 
the emergence of the wit. 



QUINCY 
ILLINOIS 




ROBERT EUGENE SCHWOEFFERMANN 

Say, Sam, have that suit finished yet? Four years and Bob still likes the drape 
of those civvies. To see him on Maryland Avenue you would think he was a 
drunk trying to pass a bar . . . the way he stops at record shops and tailors. 
His monthly cash is easily accounted for . . . what isn't spent for records goes 
into telephone calls to Chicago . . . when the mate misses with a letter for a 
couple of days. Thought June of '48 would never come to release him from 
financial worries and the usual cares of a midshipman. Dago caused Bob to 
sing the blues a few times his first two years . . . but otherwise academics 
weren't hard for him if he could squeeze out five minutes for concentration 
from his wives. Athletics absorbed much of his time . . . from plebe summer to 
graduation. His speciality . . . football . . . has caused him some anxious 
moments . . . like the time he collided with Doc Blanchard and his fifty pound 
weight advantage. Spring football practice kept him out of baseball until his 
last year. Tried his hand at plebe and J.V. basketball . . . and later organized 
the Sunday afternoon Whiz Kids. As far as we know he hasn't made an N 
on the sub squad yet . . . but he was trying for quite a while. 



NICHOLAS WILLIAM SMUSYN 

Nick probably acquired certain basic principles concerning system beating . . . 
D.O. dodging and so forth in Chicago where he was born and raised. His 
fourteen month sojourn with the Navy as an enlisted man gave him the word on 
the whys and wherefores of the Navy and the attributes of the Naval service 
. . . here he decided that life as a Naval officer would hold more favorable 
attributes . . . provided that some of the time (say the first thirty years) were 
spent ashore. Enjoying his liberty privileges more than any of his class- 
mates . . . mainly because for any specified length of time he had more of it . . . 
was always tearing off to New York or Philadelphia on week ends with the 
varsity track and cross-country teams ... the O.A.O. managed to keep an 
accurate account of team movements. During his Academy years he earned six 
letters . . . five of which were N stars ... he was one of the top milers at the 
Academy . . . this accounts for his lead position of the flying squadron on hop 
week ends . . . that part of the squadron that was never downed. Nick was 
always carefree in his ways . . . but like so many could always buckle down 
when the pressure was applied ... he wound up in the middle of his class 
academically . . . near the top athletically. 



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ILLINOIS 



CHICAGO 
ILLINOIS 



293 



EAST ST. LOUIS 
ILLINOIS 



GEORGE HAROLD SULLIVAN, JR. 

Born and raised in East St. Louis, Illinois . . .Jim led an unsheltered life under 
the guidance of his parents ... an older brother . . . and two older sisters. 
Family interests touched on politics ... an influence which gave him his in- 
telligent perception of the subject. Received his education in Catholic schools 
... a devout church member . . . one who honestly knows his religion. Took 
a close second in the Illinois State Finals for his high school debating team . . . 
for those who know him this might effect some raised eyebrows — for they 
will remember him for his hesitant speech . . . chopped up with short phrases 
and laughs — at times even difficult to follow — but they might also remember 
that he usually carries his point of argument to a clear substantial conclusion 
to his advantage. His know-how in everything but Bull placed him among the 
one and two digit numbers in his '48-B class standing — at the board m Math 
class his moaning classmates would constantly request him to please doodle 
until they had caught up — really not malicious . . . just savvy. Popular . . . 
never one to be overbearing . . . Jim gains his end by an acquiescence which is 
surprisingly firm ... at first one gets the idea that he's a guy who's easily led 
. . . but the first impression is a prevalent mistake. His easygoing mannerisms 
accomplish much more than the often seen blustering front . . . for under that 
good nature lies a large golden heart. 








LITCHFIELD 
ILLINOIS 



MARVIN ALLEN WEIR 

Scotty . . . the stubbornest Scot you ever tangled with . . . always the center of 
a bull session . . . doesn't care what side of the argument he's on . . . as long as 
everyone else is on the other side ... "I may not always be right but I'm never 
wrong" . . . that's Scotty . . . even talked the doc out of giving him a cup and 
white cane . . . however, he's always able to spot a well-turned set of gams 
under a fluttering skirt before the 20-20 boys . . . never misses a beautiful girl 
. . . never misses a hop ... a three-season member of N.A.A. ... J. V. football 
in the fall . . . varsity basketball all winter long . . . squattm' behind the plate 
with the varsity baseball squad in the spring ... on off days we catch our tire- 
less Scotty working out on the bags in the gym . . . vitality . . . that's the word 
... a human dynamo at sports . . . academics . . . dragging . . . arguing about 
anything and everything . . . just what the doctor ordered for the Navy ... in 
spite of this worldly sounding build-up, Scotty is very much one of the boys . . . 
just like everyone else he is vulnerable to women and other healthy influences 
. . . Illinois being right in the middle of things, has been a good jumping off 
place for him ... he'll end up on top somewhere. 




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EVANSTON 
ILLINOIS 



THOMAS WOODS, II 

Claims Evanston as his home town ... it was there he began to grow up . . . 
started out as a rolly-polly character . . . soon outgrew his avoirdupois . . . 
began his ascent to his present six foot two. At seven Tom decided he would 
go to Navy Tech . . . studied diligently and squeezed his way through Evanston 
High School . . . where he first showed himself to be a leader ... as battalion 
commander in their Army. Another step toward his goal was Bullis Prep . . . 
he starred academically . . . became vice-president of the student council . . . 
fought for a spot on an already excellent basketball team . . . took a crack at 
managing football ... a successful season was rewarded by his being chosen 
manager of the Washington-Metropolitan All-Prep team. June . . . '44 . . . was 
the beginning of a new life ... of new faces ... of new customs . . . and new 
friends. Making friends was easy . . . everytime he flashed that non-photogenic 
(so he said) smile, he made a new friend. Such a long drink of water he was 
an easy target for '46 . . . they made certain he had a plebe year . . . old style. 
Pursued his old job managing football . . . first the plebe team . . . then up 
the ladder to the Varsity team ... he managed them -with the fineness of a 
veteran. Determined ... a man with know-how . . . well informed and 
steady. 





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JOSEPH ROBERT BAVLE 

Although not exactly five bj five . . . definitely two bj lour in appearance . . . 
like the proverbial brick wall Hail tends CO curl , insists he combs it 
but it usually looks like a bird's mst Unconventional ideas ... a skeptic . . . 
even a radical to some. Hardly a ladies' man . . . never been known to drag 
. . . apparently makes up for lost time on his leaves . . . and th( n somi 
who couldn't in "Heir City"? Is usually good-natured, but shoots sparks 
when angry. No shining light in high school . . . welMikcd for his genial 
unassuming attitude ... at that time. He put a high polish on his high-school 
education by extensive post-graduate work . . . roofer's apprentice . . . machine 
operator in a war plant . . . cab driver. Upon invitation from the President 
spent three months at Great Lakes . . . two at the Naval Armory, Chicago . . . 
eight at Bainbridge. He has a consuming interest in medical matters . . . hang- 
over from an early ambition to be a surgeon. Joe complements this interest 
with sporadic attempts at physical self-improvement ... a la weight-lifting, 
Yoga, and original exercises. His interest in radio has led to several accom- 
plishments . . . welding his strong box to his receiver by grounding it . . . acci- 
dently . . . followed by effectively blowing several fuses . . . and quiet medi- 
tation ... in the dark. 



MILWAUKEE 
WISCONSIN 





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GEORGE WILLIAM DITTMANN 

The fresh water sailor from the shores of Lake Michigan, came to Navy Tech 
from NROTC and the Phi Kappa Sigma House of Northwestern University. 
In his first year he took a position on the plebe crew. Youngster year he watched 
from a front seat in Navy's varsity shell as his home state team walked off with 
the 1946 honors. Crew season and late practices gave him his nickname, 
Laddy. Just before formation the Hall would resound with the shouts of 
Laddy Come Home. With all this Laddy had a fine memory . . . there were 
times when his wives shook to see who would pass the watch for their missing 
roommate . . . and there were nights that they lay awake waiting for him to 
return from liberty . . . until one night when the Kenosha Kid met the O.D. 
at the main gate. Laddy came home with his tail between his legs. Football 
trips . . . liberty . . . leave — and everywhere that Laddy went — the Dago 
books went too. Many hours of dogged study brought him from the bottom 
of his French class to pass the final examination with flying colors. Academics 
were his business . . . crew was his sport . . . and letter writing was his 
hobby. Ditt did not come to the Naval Academy for only fun and play ... he 
is serious about his education and future ... he is determined to succeed. 



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DEAN BENJAMIN HANSEN 

A fair complexion . . . blue eyes . . . light hair . . . what's left of it . . . and you 
guessed it . . .he's from Wisconsin. Ironically enough . . . the great dairy state 
instilled in him no love for milk ... he claims he was raised on that other 
famous Wisconsin product . . . beer. Versatile in sports . . . Dean won his N 
in 150-pound football. His knack for handling clubs . . . learned in his caddy- 
mg days . . . also won him a place on the Academy golf team. A lover of the 
great outdoors and hunting ... it was not hard for Dean to enlist in the Ma- 
rines early in the war. They gave him wings and he became a radio gunner on 
SBD's and B-25's. Olie is a dyed-in-the-wool Red Mike despite the efforts of 
his wife to get him back into circulation. A likeable guy . . . Dean is always 
ready to lend a helping hand . . . but expects the same help from others if he 
needs it. He possesses a quick temper ... a voice that can be heard for miles 
around and like no other in existence ... a thousand and one remedies to keep 
hair on his head ... all tried without success . . . and those character traits that 
will make him a valuable addition to the Marine Corps when he graduates. 
And if the Marines can't handle him he's just the guy who will find bigger 
fields. 



KENOSHA 
WISCONSIN 



SHAWANO 
WISCONSIN 



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MILWAUKEE 
WISCONSIN 



ALLAN LESTER JANSEN 

Allan L. Jansen, a living contemporary of the somewhat dubious hero of Barefoot 
Boy With Check . . . from the Schlitz fed State of States . . . with the inspiring 
motto of the Sunflower State, the Royal Air Force and the W.C.T.U. (Ad 
Astra Per Aspera, i.e., to the stars through hardships) ringing in his ears, 
Uncle Al has come a long way . . . hardly a fool for work, he can usually afford 
to read the latest magazines with his background of two years of college . . . 
one apiece at Kansas State Teacher's College and the University of Kansas, the 
latter while enrolled in V-12 . . . however this disinclination for academics 
may have won him a place in '48-B . . . sports are another matter . . . 
with his fine tackling form he has won the coveted halfback position on the 
Junior Varsity football team and the sobriquet Defensive Wonder, from his 
well-pummeled Varsity opponents . . . furnishes continual enjoyment to his 
friends with his quick wit, cheerful countenance and well-barbed comebacks 
. . . these qualities plus his brawny physique, good looks and smooth line 
combine to make him quite a lady's man ... his ability to be a good mixer, both 
with beverages and people also stands him in good stead now and should help 
his future as an officer . . . when June Week rolls around some lucky destroyer 
will wake up to find a past master at Annapolis Ordinance superintending its 
Gunnery Department. 




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HOWARD NORMAN KAY 

Howard is the literary one . . . Howard is the witty one. After four years of 
humanizing Tech with his humor ... in and out of the Log . . . Howie should 
properly leave his Academy friends with a mirthful autobiography as a last 
remembrance . . . but this has been denied him . . . Raised in a happy 
home . . . Howie luckily had from birth the basis of his steady character. White- 
fish Bay, his native city . . . the one of which Milwaukee is a suburb . . . has 
provided many fond recollections. In that bit of Wisconsin . . . kindergarten 
and grade school galloped along with Howie. There . . . carrying on the Kay 
tradition ... he won the editorship of his high school paper. A running 
Niagara of sports data . . . team records . . . and scores make him probably the 
best informed sports authority at the Academy . . . which also accounts for 
his valuable work in the Press and Public Relations Detail these four years. 
After How's Danny Kaye capers you might forget he has a serious side . . . but 
it's there and has won him the prize for first place in the World Current 
Affairs Test two years in a row. If Howie's eyes prevent a service career his 
ability will give the literary profession something more than an Art Daley or a 
Hanson Baldwin. If not . . . the Navy will win. 




WHITEFISH BAY 
WISCONSIN 



OSHKOSH 
WISCONSIN 



GEORGE WENDELL MARSHALL 

Those famous Wisconsin products . . . milk and beer . . . were mostly respon- 
sible for making George the man he is today . . . the muscular . . . solidly 
built . . . round man. His start in life he owes to the town of Oshkosh ... a 
job and honorable profession was the contribution of an uncle, the owner of a 
butcher shop. After school and football practice he wielded a mean cleaver 
and learned the tricks of the trade ... as his messmates will readily testify . . . 
after watching the choice cuts of lamb slide deftly from the platter onto 
George's plate. Active in company and batt. sports ... his opponents admired 
his sportsmanship . . . maneuverability . . . and proficiency in any sport at- 
tempted. A lack of stature never seemed to bother George . . . except when 
dusting above the door — or dealing with tall women . . . whom he avoided if 
possible. Forceful — but pleasant — in his opinions ... he devoted much of his 
time and good judgment in the interests of others — especially Brigade activi- 
ties. The ideas which he formulated and sold to his classmates as a member 
of the class policy committee helped make it the successful document that it 
was. In academics George was able and apt — we mean he was able to study 
Steam but apt to study Cosmo. 




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RICHARD EDWARD SHIMSHAK 

Shim is one of the greats oi our class great because of the character he has 

displayed in his role .is the second mountain on the right in our football line . . . 
moves more weight around in less time than a steam shovel does . . . that 
weight we keep referring to is prett) n< atlj lived on . Shim isn't content to 
trust his lame on one talent . . to us he is famous for his sure steady progress 
in anything he sets his hand to as serious as he is big Shim drives at books 

and academic ventures as if they were an All-American rival . . . not having 
time for everything, girls and the social life of the Academy sort of suffer . . . 
doing all right without them too . . . Shim's attitude has never been an indica- 
tion of his age . . . one of the younger members of our class he has still become 
one of the most respected and esteemed members simply because of his mature 
approach to all situations . . . football is by no means the limit of his athletic 
prowess . . . quick to show his genuine friendliness . . . Shim can drink more 
milk at one setting than Borden's Elsie can produce in a month . . . somehow 
Shim has managed to fill just about all the qualifications of the all-round man 
. . . he's been a solid citizen here at Navy and we think he'll keep right on 
going. 



LACROSSE 
WISCONSIN 




WILLIAM WEGNER 

Willie to the boys . . . the old Wag . . . ask him about his gang in St. Louis or 
Milwaukee . . . really got around, that guy . . . went to Germany to settle his 
family estate ... he was four then . . . smart kid . . . enlisted in the Navy for 
six years . . . wasn't good enough for the Navy so they sent him here . . . via 
NAPS . . . wow . . . rush of energy . . . talent . . . what have you . . . really 
burned things up . . . except Dago . . . that burned him up . . . artist supreme 
. . . drawing in the Log . . . sketches in the Trident and Lucky Bag . . . editor-in- 
chief of the Trident Calendar ... art editor of the Lucky Bag . . . got worked up 
in local politics with the Class Policy Committee . . . sports? . . . ah! . . . 
varsity gymnast . . . could really gyrate on those rings . . . sailing . . . yawls 
were his dish . . . youngster year found us racing or dragging with Willie . . . 
those Sunday dinners at his mother's apartment out in town were out of this 
world . . . something incidental to the boy were academics ... no strain there 
. . . taught us all how to navigate in his spare time . . . plans to use that Nav 
in an airplane in the near future . . . hope he can fly those things as well as he 
can draw them. 



MILWAUKEE 
WISCONSIN 




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ROY CARL ANDERSON 

Andy early developed a taste par excellence in women . . . while maturing in 
the invigorating environment of Minneapolis maidens. On completing high 
school he broadened his knowledge of woman's intricacies on liberties from 
San Francisco to New Zealand and the many posts encountered by the U.S.S. 
Feland. At Navy Tech Andy thoroughly indoctrinated his wives with quan- 
tities of sea stories . . . with which he sometimes even filled Smoke Hall . . . 
Interested in radio . . . joined the Radio Club . . . production-minded . . . 
joined the stage gang. Broad shoulders ... a naturallv talented swimmer . . . 
made the plebe team. A natural organizer . . . showed his talents by managing 
the varsity team. One can always count on Andy to have a needed button, cuff 
link, collar anchor or similar gadget in one of his junk boxes containing miscella- 
neous supplies from ear rings to band aids. Whenever an article . . . reg or 
otherwise . . . would make the hole a happier home you can be sure Andy would 
have it. Jack of all trades . . . can fix radios, desk lamps, grills, and transform a 
new cap to a 50 mission masterpiece in five minutes. The great number of 
friends that Andy has within the Academy and in the town of Annapolis is a 
tribute to his outstanding friendlv manner. 



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MINNESOTA 



297 



GAYLORD 
MINNESOTA 



WILLIAM HENRY BORCHERT 

Bill has been harrassed by bells ever since he hit the place . . . formation bell to 
be particular ... if he isn't undressed when they ring then he has just lit a 
cigarette . . . you just can't win. But that is only one of the reasons why Bill 
casts an envious eye on the civilian way of life . . . especially that category of 
civilian life that deals with life on the campus of one of our civilian universities. 
Bill's interests lean a little to the more cultural studies . . . the closest he can 
get to them here is stretched out on his sack with a good book. But academics of 
any nature don't seem to cause this chap much worry ... his method of picking 
up all the vital info from the prof in class has kept him right up with the best of 
us. Bill has these women all figured out, concentrate on one at a time and sooner 
or later you get around to all of them . . . of course, we can't remind him that he 
has been concentrating on this last one for quite sometime now. Easygoing . . . 
complacent . . . versatile in that he can readily adapt himself to just about 
anything that may come around. Bill is one of those characters who can do with 
or without the social life ... an enthusiastic participant when things do start 
rolling ... a contented soul when he has to rely on his own talents for enter- 
tainment . . . sort of a good combination? . . . Yes!!! 










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MINNEAPOLIS 
MINNESOTA 



GORDON REED ENGEL 

The guy is a well spring of energy ... no task is too great ... no detail is too 
small. When the boys would gather to spin the yarns there was no tale he could 
not top . . . if he was presented with obstacles, there was none which could 
even dampen his enthusiasm for a new hot scheme . . . regulations notwithstand- 
ing. An able disciple of Paul Bunyan ... he carried out a four-year long range 
plan to give all of us his rugged spirit of universal friendship ... to preach the 
glories and grandeur of his state and its university . . . Minnesota . . . and to 
make us conscious of the fact that his first love was sailing, and that the High- 
land Light was his mistress . . . together they made their mark in the Bermuda 
race . . . but more often in Bay sailing . . . when not accounted for sailing; he 
was over in the stage gang room in Mahan Hall reclining on one of the luxurious 
couches the boys installed, listening to the radio, of course, there is a little 
activity concerned here . . . setting stages, throwing switches, ringing bells, 
painting sets ... in spite of his activity he found time for athletics . . . they 
were varied and intramural . . . but if odd minutes presented themselves he 
spent them in the gym. Gordy ... a man we know . . . and a man who has 
taken great pains to know us ... an individual who seems to be a walking 
affirmation of: Hey, Gordy! 




MANKATO 
MINNESOTO 



CHARLES EDWARD HATHAWAY 

From the land of The Thousand Lakes . . . who' se got some chow . . . food . . . 
food . . . food . . . food. Once in a while Chuck does think of something else 
. . . things like wrestling . . . has a beautiful body for the mat sport . . . wide 
shoulders . . . trim hips . . . big arms ... a pretty smooth looking athlete. Chuck 
figures as long as we're here we've got to have academics . . . but we don't have 
to like 'em. So with a minimum strain he met and conquered this foe with 
startling results . . . Fifteen two . . . fifteen four . . . and eight are twelve. Chuck 
has the reputation of being an ardent cribbage fan. Chuck's brief period as an 
air cadet makes him one of the Academy's famous hanger pilots . . . there I was 
at ten thousand . . . flat on my back . . . sandwiches in my chute pack and the 
engine shot off . . . they always manage to set 'em down on a haystack or walk 
in on the radio beam. Chuck isn't the talkative type . . . congenial and jolly 
but reserved at the same time. Chuck takes his duties seriously . . . can play 
with the best of them when it's time for play . . . level headed and practical . . . 
polite and considerate ... a man's man right from the bottom up. He does 
have a passion for food though . . . I'll never forget the time he took six lemon 
pies and . . . but that could go on forever. 




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JACK WINDSOR ROBB1N.S 

What? . . . you've never heard of Bemiaji? . . . introducing Jack , . . is (lie mail 
dill mate? . . . Robbins ... of basketball fame. Robbie eats and sleeps sports 
. . . basketball is his favorite dish Extremely clean and neat in habit . . . why 
doesn't he replace the cap on his toothpaste instead ol leaving that item for In 
wife to attend to? He lettered in golf . . . track . . . baseball . basketball . . . 
football in high school and prep school ..so name your sport and you will find 
top-notch competition from him. Robbie is one of the varsity sense of humor 
squad . . . can even laugh at himself, I be entirel) frank Robbie is one of these 
smooth characters who is never at a loss in any situation. Academics came easy 
. . . Jack stood high in his class with little effort. Dragging proved to be his 
best subject . . . how he did excel. During his last years at NA Jack learned 
to shave . . . there still remains doubt as to the reason why. A natural aptitude 
for things military . . . his Kempes background got him off to a good start. Rob 
loved to tackle something new . . . having worked at many varied jobs . . . from 
Civil Service to bartending . . . had experience to dip into. When things get 
tough . . . Robbie will come through with a winning basket. 



BEMIDJI 
MINNESOTA 




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BENJAMIN GILCHRIST ALLEN 

Picture Ben ... as he sits at his desk, gazing fondly at those instruments of alter- 
nate joy and sadness ... his golf clubs. After golf his next love is cigarettes. 
Four years of constant studying while his wife bothered htm with radio mystery 
programs . . . feels that he has fluffed off a very difficult job . . . hasn't been as 
hard as he would have one believe. When he dies . . . Northwest Iowa or 
Heaven . . . it's a toss-up. If you don't believe it, ask him, he will be only to 
glad to tell you. Another accomplishment . . . sports . . . can tell one statistics 
on anything since the day Columbus met Isabella. As one can readily see he is 
quite an authority. Football . . . wants to see Iowa win the Big Nine . . . wish 
we could give him a little encouragement there . . . but even for Buddy Ben we 
wouldn't go that far out on the limb. Ben is that nice looking guy that hails 
from out there where the corn grows tall . . . just like the people. A nice head 
of hair . . . with just enough wave in it to attract the light . . . and attention. 
A pleasant face with a smile that plays around on it most of the day . . . with 
good results ... as his many friends will testify. His is not the beaten path but 
where he does go, he will leave his mark . . . and that mark will be a good one. 



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ROBERT PAUL BARBER 

Say ... I hear that they're not going to give us exams next year ... I got that straight 
from the Barter Shop . . . the perpetual scuttlebut machine . . . can tell you any- 
thing about anything . . . just ask him. If you want to hear about the pay raise 
. . . the Barber Shop will give you any amount your heart desires . . . straight 
from the desk of the president. The only rumor he can't seem to justify is the 
one about Sioux City Sue ... he says that he didn't start it . . . her eyes aren't 
blue and her hair isn't red . . . can't understand it. According to scuttlebut . . . 
he was born in Kansas City . . . moved away immediately . . . took the family 
of course. Spent his spare time working his way through a haberdashery ... is 
an expert on the correct thing to wear with anything . . . even blue service. He 
spent a few years majoring in chemistry at Iowa State . . . just preping for 
Navy. Brought his ideas ... his tall stories ... his scuttlebut . . . and his smile 
to Navy where he has been dreaming up a new scheme every week ever since. 
He's a one-woman man . . . with wavy black hair . . . how he stays away from 
them is hard to tell . . . likes his music slow and dreamy . . . says it goes better 
with the girl. He likes steak and shrimp . . . but watch him . . . he'll run you 
to death . . . if you give him a chance. 



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IOWA 



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DAVENPORT 
IOWA 



DONALD RICHARD BEHRENS 

The following is an outline methodically enumerated conforming to the nature 
of Dead Reckoning himself . . . precisely what he is . . . has ... or does ... as 
applicable: 1. A mechanically-inclined mind scoring him a human computer 
and integrator. 2. Utter disdainment of such worldly activities as plebe-run- 
ning . . . post-game stag parties . . . impure jokes ... or anything else that does 
not serve an obvious constructive purpose. 3. A belief that every effort should 
point directly to the ultimate attainment of a secure position in life. 4. Ambi- 
tion ... to be one of the best of engineers. 5. A firm belief that words are not 
to be bandied about uselessly. If you have something to say . . . say it . . . D. R. 
will do the analyzing. 6. Not much time for reading good books ... so why 
start collecting them? 7. Idiosyncrasies ... at reveille he is seized by a momen- 
tary gust of energy that is released with a bound from the sack and a rousing 
Rise and Shine! . . . the rest of the time before breakfast he spends cold and 
depressed . . . sulking by the radiator . . . saying naught a word. 8. A habit 
of sprawling one-third on sack . . . one-third on chair . . . one-third on deck . . . 
in a most haphazard but undoubtedly pleasurable manner. 9. Preparing himself 
to be an officer who will have a keen insight and sense of balance between the 
unreasonable and the necessary . . . the obvious and the impossible . . . his 
amiable nature will be one of his prime requisites toward the end. 





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JACK COWDEN 

Meet Jack . . . the only guy to get through without acquiring a nickname. Any- 
one who wanted back numbers of the Sat'Evc-Post . . . not to mention most of the 
other periodicals . . . could always get them from Jack ... he read them from 
cover to cover. You could never accuse him of slashing . . . not when all his 
spare time was spent with magazines. You couldn't accuse him, but sometimes 
you felt like it . . . especially when he pulled down a 3.94 on a Nav final . . . 
or averaged 3.5 for all exams second class year. Jack's main talent was . . . tak- 
ing an equal strain on all parts ... or for our civilian fans . . . holding a mat- 
tress flat against the bed springs. Sidney High lost a scrappy center when he 
graduated . . . here he proved his abilities on the batt football teams four years 
running. Jack spent a year in bell-bottoms . . . was stationed with nine dif- 
ferent activities ... all in Bainbridge . . . yes sir . . . join the Navy and see . . . 
Havre de Grace. Jack really liked it here in spite of a nostalgic longing for the 
Phi Delt house at Nebraska. Navy had only half the comforts of home. Jack 
is looking forward to wings ... his ambition is to buzz the Sidney Courthouse 
in a Skystreak. 







SIDNEY 
IOWA 



RED OAK 
IOWA 



ERNEST JOEL GRAY 

The ruddy-cheeked, blond-headed fellow from Iowa . . . from where the tall 
corn grows . . . proud of it . . . he'll let you know it too. It took a major con- 
flagration to get Ernie out of the little town of Red Oak into Navy blue . . . 
now that he's in it he thinks he'll stay . . . until it's time to retire back to God's 
country. Woe be unto the man who tries to talk him down ... it can't be done 
. . . this one can keep going longer and stronger than the best of us . . . probably 
an outgrowth of being one of the older of a family of twelve kids. A big man 
. . . pushing the plump side . . . but that doesn't worry his appetite. A hearty 
laugh ... an intensness, when he's serious, that is taken for belligerence by the 
uninitiated. Spontaneous . . . cheerful ... a temper like a powder keg, it flares 
up and is gone in a puff of harmless smoke. A constant reader . . . has probably 
read more pages of contemporary literature than is contained in the most com- 
plete professional library in the brigade. The surprising thing . . . none of this 
reading time has been spent on the books supplied by the Academic Depart- 
ments ... at a reasonable charge of course. This great wealth of extracurricu- 
lar reading has affected his class standing very little ... for the good ... or for 
the bad. Wherever he goes he'll be the same ... a reading eating fool from the 
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WILLIAM ROBERT HINTZ 

Got named "Quill" utter first two weeks of plebe .summer when his wife saw 
his prodigious capacit) tor letter writing . . . plans gigantic week ends . . . 
goes on medium-sized week ends like the rest of us . . . went out for spring 
practice on the 150-pound football team until he found out that the team 
acutallv held practices on dragging week ends . . . drags regularl) and fre- 
quentl) plays soccer for the 24th . . . fair to middling golfer . . . ask him 

about the time that he conked a commander at 250 yards . . . (swears that it 
was a captain) . . . practices chip shots into the shower ... so far, he has missed 
the mirror, but is coming closer and closer . . . has a pair of sea boots . . . can 
tie a necktie while running at full speed . . smokes cigarettes and, occasionally, 
a pipe . . . will smoke a cigar anytime he is given the chance (or the cigar J . . . 
being exchange editor of the Log, is a connoisseur of corny jokes . . . owns a 
radio phonograph that is envied by half the company and used by the other half 
. . . thinks that Oelwein is the center of culture and learning in the U.S. . . . 
returns from each summer and Christmas leave with tales of gigantic revels, 
which may be considered as being in same category his week ends . . . (see 
above). 



OELWEIN 
IOWA 




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JOHN LAWRENCE JENSEN, JR. 

Two years' study at Centerville Junior College and Iowa State permitted John 
to take academics as nonchalantly as he did everything else. With no apparent 
effort he consistently turned in 4.0 Math quizzes, and his uncanny ability to 
acquire good marks extended to all subjects. Despite the fact that Jense spent 
a good share of his spare time compressing the mattress springs on his beloved 
sack, he always enjoyed a fast game of tennis, squash or basketball. During the 
spring he could often be found out near the track tripping over the low hurdles 
or staggering around the commando course. Other of his pastimes included 
combing his curly locks, eating gedunks, memorizing track statistics, and drag- 
ging stunning Amazons. His keen interest in sports made him an ardent sup- 
porter of Navy athletics, but he never missed an opportunity to point out the 
superiority of a Big Nine team. Although John L. did not know it before he 
entered the Academy, he soon learned that he was under obligation to uphold 
the name Jensen among those like Jones, Perry and Farragut, because for man) 
years, Navy men have been inquiring, "What did Ensign Jensen say when the 
head blew up?" 



CENTERVILLE 
IOWA 




KNIGHT MICHAEL ROBBINS 

The only man who never opened a book except before an exam . . . that's Mike 
. . . academics were the least of his worries . . . every study hour found Mike 
writing a letter . . . cooking up a big deal for the coming week end . . . for- 
mation bell and he was either in the shower or just drving off . . . but he still 
found time to comb his hair ... he never missed an afternoon working out . . . 
not counting the 20 or 30 chins he did every night before he hit the sack ... he 
believed in having fun and wasn't particular what sport he was playing . . . 
wrestling was his big sport here. Favorite pastimes . . . dragging . . . athletics 
. . . dancing . . . and looking up dope for the novel he claims he is going to 
write someday ... his only vice is beautiful women . . . always is dated up for 
months in advance . . . each is the most beautiful girl in the world . . . a C. I. S. 
at the last minute was not too uncommon . . . but he still ended up at the hop 
with the queen of the ball . . . Mike knows evervone . . . gets mad very seldom 
. . . but when he does he lets everyone know it ... he says it's best to get it off 
your chest . . . although he puts things off till the last minute . . . you can always 
count on Mike ... he claims he will make a million somedav ... he will. 



DES MOINES 
IOWA 



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DAVID MARQUIS SMITH 

Tall, clear eyed, and popular . . . not only does he look like a good man to know 
. . . but he is that actually. Not only does he look the role of a Lothario ... in 
the figurative sense . . . but he possesses vast capabilities in those lines. Origi- 
nator of varied tales ... his reputation as a story teller and cheerful companion 
will constantly grow as he moves from place to place . . . preferably behind a 
pair of gold wings. He is just that, a flyboy with warm leanings ... a dapper 
interpreter of the last word in hot pilot apparel . . . with the true speed of a 
aero-maniac he completes his work . . . with astoundingly more speed he reaches 
the magazine counter first to receive the joy of being choosey about his reading 
matter for the ensuing week. To him the greatest fear lies behind the medical 
doors . . . particularly in the Department of Ophthalmology . . . from there it 
is sea boots, Ray-Bans and greens. The seemingly tight schedule at the Naval 
Academy cramps his dragging, but this he feels is his sacrifice for the privilege 
of wearing a pillow case hat cover . . . it's that carefree air again evidenced in 
his secret ambition of doing snap rolls under his home town bridge . . . and still 
he looks the part. As he seems he is. 




CLINTON 
IOWA 



UNIVERSITY CITY 
MISSOURI 



WALTER LOUIS ALT 

Tall . . . dark . . . handsome . . . enjoys good music . . . good company ... a 
connoisseur of the best grog shops on the East Coast . . . checking same from 
Boston to Guantanamo . . . especially Guantanamo. Hobbies . . . flying . . . 
checking with the cobbler shop to see if he still has the largest feet in the 
brigade . . . athletic skill lies solely in his weekly race from sack to door in 
order to change the In-Chargcof-room sign. Charter member of the flake-out 
squad . . . constantly yearns for luxuries of the hospital over Bancroft Hall . . . 
takes at least a month to recuperate after leave . . . gets ready for one in nothing 
flat. Pre-Naval job . . . sweeping up after the bears in Rocky Mountain Na- 
tional Park. Mechanical genius . . . nothing that ticks or tocks is safe from his 
hands . . . anything from a cigarette lighter to his speciality ... a radio phono- 
graph. Good for twenty years if his desire for freedom doesn't build up too 
great . . . good for twenty more after that if it means going back to the bears. 
Lucky fellow had the best roommate in the history of the Academy . . . and it 
is a subject involving much controversy as to what he would do if he didn't 
fly. To him it is everything from the unscheduled hops over the countryside to 
the basic formula for drag. 




BRUNSWICK 
MISSOURI 



WILLIAM RUSSELL BARTOW 

Calm again settled down on the small town of Brunswick when Bill left. 
Leader of the Main Street crowd at home ... he maintained his reputation as a 
party man during his two years of college at Missouri U. . . . and throughout 
his Navy career ... as a V-5 cadet . . . and as a midshipman . . . when the 
opportunity presented itself. At home in any crowd . . . Bill is a raconteur of 
no small merit . . . whether he tells of patrolling the levees on his farm when 
the Missouri River goes on rampage ... or of his college day escapades. His 
love of the water . . . dating back to his experiences with a river skiff . . . was 
satisfied by week ends spent on Academy yawls. An even greater love of the 
air will probably find him trying for wings soon after graduation. With his 
experience coaxing and cursing a team of Missouri mules into action ... he 
should have no trouble doing the same for a plane. A typical country boy with 
an honest gaze and hair that just won't comb . . . Bill has trouble finding a girl 
that will keep him interested ... his slight drawl . . . his easygoing manner . . . 
his burnt-out corncob pipe with the mutilated amber bit . . . and the usual sins 
of a Sigma Chi. 





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The sound of reveille . Charlie began his usual da) 's routine of practical jokes 
. . . mimicking and characterizations . . . always provided a great deal of 
laughter to everyone in the company . . . except the victims of his machinations 
. . . never unusual to see him groping through the darkened corridors of Bancroft 
after taps into some unsuspecting room heeled with fully loaded water pistols 
. . . unbounded vocabulary . . . good humor and imagination ... all outstanding 
assets in his many social contacts at and away from the Academy . . . judging 
from his week-end drags he is reputed as being among the most versatile with 
the ladies . . . few week ends found Charlie sans the company of some attractive 
girl . . . credited to have been one of the most popular plebes among the upper- 
class ... the terrible tenth and many other disciplinary upperclassmen never 
appreciated his liberal ideas and witticisms ... as result ... he found himself 
spending most of his recreational time doing extra duty . . . since . . . however 
... he has made great strides in aptitude . . . conduct and academics ... his 
specialty was English, history and government where his standings have often 
been indicated by one digit ... to listen to Charlie speak about English or his- 
tory makes others feel that they are dwelling in abysmal ignorance . . . it's 
rumored that he can quote you the sandal and toga sizes of all the Roman 
emperors from Caesar to Romulus. 



KANSAS CITY 
MISSOURI 




ROBERT DEWEY DUNCAN 

Obstinate as the mule from the state he represents . . . rugged as the Ozark 
hills of his home . . . Dune got a start in this line as a boy ... he had to fight 
to keep his candy. Nor has this ability been forgotten ... he has repeatedly 
proven his mettle in brigade boxing championships. A harder battle has been 
waged with the Academic Departments ... he hated instructors and asserted 
with vehemence . . . they don't know tcliat they're supposed to he teaching . . . well 
known by the Academic Board . . . they were fully expecting him at the end of 
each semester. He always came through on re-exams . . . probably holds some 
unofficial record m successful re-exams. Next to dragging . . . sailing was his 
favorite occupation. The plebes . . . who viewed his voice of defiance and 
authority with trepidation . . . were glad when his yawl command duties or 
philogynous inclinations took him away from the messhall. Short of stature and 
hill-bred ... he nevertheless did well in Academy social life. He attributes his 
success in this line to his good looks . . . unparalleled ... as he says ... in Ban- 
croft Hal!. Besides himself ... he is loved by his mother and an Ozark belle 
who affectionately calls him Tony . . . and by his classmates who know him 
merely as Little Dune. 



WEBB CITY 
MISSOURI 




DEWEY ALLEN ELLIS, JR. 

Squeeze . . . squeeze . . . little black spots on a white target ... a tattered 
bull's-eye . . . Navy wins . . . the captain leads the scorers ... a flash of gold 
in a summer sky . . . use Navy gold inlay ... his mouth shines with neon bright- 
ness . . . short . . . sharp . . . quick . . . short in step and stature . . . sharp in tongue 
and wit . . . quick in stride and action ... a man to be reckoned with aca- 
demically . . . watch his nose . . . will give him away every time . . . twitches 
everytime he makes a point . . . wide innocent eyes . . . with a twinkle . . . 
watch that twinkle . . . trouble . . . trouble boil and bubble . . . women are a 
snare and a delusion . . . my gad . . . I'm losing hair . . . worrying . . . Navy . . . 
Navy . . . mister don't you know you're not in college . . . forty-eight . . . fortv- 
nine . . . fifty . . . shove off . . . square that corner . . . what day did Ens. J. P. 
Zilk die? . . . where? . . . come around . . . salt on his foods ... in his ears . . . 
Frisco . . . CINCPAC . . . Bainbridge . . . Fiftv-second Street . . . Lmht Street 
. . . hiyah, mate . . . have a beer . . . women . . . women . . . tall . . . short . . . 
but women . . . Hit Parade . . . variety . . . songs of the month . . . Tlic Tilings 
We Ditl Last Summer . . . ouch a voice that's gone astray . . . corsairs . . . wings 
of gold . . . oh no . . . not Link trainers ... a smiling pilot . . . one stripe . . . 
two stripes . . . three . . . four . . . forty years ... the salt of the water . . . 
the wind . . . the ships . . . the ports . . . restless soul . . . Dewey Ellis. 



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KANSAS CITY 
MISSOURI 



WILLIAM ROBERT FISHER, JR. 

Just looking at Bill doesn't reveal his colorful personality and his individualistic 
character . . . average height . . . average build . . . fine cut features . . . but the 
real Willy behind the face and the body is anything but average. The tempera- 
ment of a thoroughbred . . . excitable . . . high strung . . . proud . . . with the 
talents of a thoroughbred . . . excellent coordination . . . naturally athletic . . . 
keen mind . . . fired with the spirit of whatever he undertakes. Serious minded 
about everything except the art of having a good time . . . when he plays he 
goes at it wholeheartedly with plenty of vigor. Determination carries him 
over many an academic obstacle ... a ready laugh and plenty of friends smooth 
out most of the remaining bumps. His views are usually quite conventional but 
when he does get an odd twist on something . . . nothing short of Hell and high 
water will change his mind. An extrovert of the highest order . . . socially he 
shines . . . always eager for a bridge game or a picnic ... if he isn't the keyman 
of an activity he usually isn't far from it. Academically he has had to rely on his 
tenacity and his capable memory. A good hand on the piano . . . vocally he 
couldn't give a frog competition. A good guy to know. 



JOHN LOU OBERRIEDER 

In spite of the terror of handsome men . . . falling hair . . . handsome Jack kept 
his string, depending upon a full jaw of shiny white teeth to show the ladies 
. . . peroxide doesn't work ... I tried it, he said . . . you just have to brush 
hard. A non-believer in blind dragging but could be depended upon to help out 
a pal . . . usually ending up with the better-looker . . . maybe the body beautiful 
helped. He worried constantly about picking up an extra pound of fat for fear 
it would spoil his physique ... a firm believer in exercise ... in its place that 
is . . . relaxation was important too judging from the impression he made on his 
mattress. From plebe year on Jack was our fearless leader ... no underclass 
striper list failed to carry his name . . . the sack for all those company drills 
through the years. A competitor with professionals when it came to jawing 
sessions . . . sharply critical of anything he did not like, never hesitating to ex- 
pound to the right people bringing out his quality of agreeableness . . . with the 
right people of course. A lover of good jokes on other people. Wonder if those 
Saturday afternoons out at the airport were in some way related to his aspira- 
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MISSOURI 



ST. LOUIS 
MISSOURI 



HAROLD LEO ROBINER 

Here we find the Joe Miller of '48-B . . . prophet of Robinerism . . . the pursuit 
of realizing something humorous in most anything that nobody ever sees any- 
thing funny in . . . expressing himself in puns and other doubtful forms of ban- 
ter, however . . . Harold usually gets his chortles. Harold bounced about the 
country before finally realizing his original aspiration . . . becoming a midship- 
man with the role of a Naval officer his ultimate goal. After his first attempt to 
enter the Academy fell through he started out along other lines which lead 
through Missouri University . . . Washington University . . . Pasadena J. C. . . . 
Pomona College . . . the University of Oklahoma . . . where he majored in eco- 
nomics and engineering. He left college and enlisted in the Army . . . aiming 
for a commission in the anti-aircraft branch of the Coast Artillery Corps. When 
the United States achieved air superiority the Army changed its plans ... a 
reversal of Harold's plans also. Eventually he wound up working for his com- 
mission in the Signal Corps. An appointment to Annapolis happily interrupted 
these plans however ... he left the Army to enter the Academy. When aca- 
demics did not demand his attention ... he managed the company cross-country 
and radiator squads . . . these activities comprised his weekday afternoons. 
Week ends; his mania . . . dragging; his obsession. 




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RICHARD BYRON RUBi \SJI l\ 

Tall . . . good looking . . . brown haired . . . sincere believer in athletics 
whenever there is a hint ol a football game, set of tennis, or some squash . 
Dick is quite happy to take part Modest but has his own convictions . . . 
works hard but knows when to take a holiday . . . and often does W as a 
sailor in the early part ol the war in the great fleet of training camps . 

the Fleet that never went to sea . . . has a passion as most of us do for those 
tasty gedunks ... the ice cream cones that the steerage oHers in the late after- 
noon. Is not one to drag for the sake of dragging and is not a man of many 
loves. But many week ends when the weather is fine we see Dick with some- 
fair friend of his. One of the bright lights in his life is his realization that leave 
cannot be too far away. When it comes he heads for his home in old Missouri 
with the most speed possible from his pre-arranged plan. It is here that Dick 
firmly believes the finest days of his life are spent. The Academy's system has 
done little to warp Dick, but he hopes someday for a renaissance in Academy 
life. R. B. walks through classes with no strain . . . thanks to a little college 
in the past and honest effort at the right moment in the present . . . the only 
real academic thorn was removed from his side during youngster spring when 
he happily buried Dago. 



KANSAS CITY 
MISSOURI 




THOMAS CLAYTON SPALDING 

All the way from St. Louis . . . where the girls are the prettiest and the beer 
is the best . . . will go all the way back someday. In high school he was quite 
the football star . . . that's where he got that athletic frame. He was a Chem 
major at Tulane . . . which put him in line for an easy plebe year in the Skinny 
Department . . . and with a good start there he found that the whole course 
■was a cinch . . . even to second class fluctuating Juice . . . where he earned his 
name . . . Sparky . . . but he would rather you called him Clay. A tall good 
looking guy . . . that likes his steak medium well . . . and his girls with red 
hair and blue eyes. Here he concentrated on academics . . . active in sports 
for his own amusement . . . active in the art of keeping himself well posted 
on the activities of the old home town. His Navy preference is Battleships . . . 
his lifes preference is to retire to St. Louis . . . the best spot in the country. 
Clay prefers his music slow . . . he's not a bug for jive . . . would rather sit 
aside, listening to the Girl of My Dream's or Sleepy Time Gal any day of the week. 
An easy smile and a smooth personality . . . the prerequisites of a good egg . . . 
that's what he has . . . and that's what his friends like in him. 



ST. LOUIS 
MISSOURI 




^UENTIN WILLIAM WAGENFIELD 

From Missouri ... to Farragut ... to Bainbndge ... to the Academy . . . 
about as devious a route as 123 took to first period Skinny with our famous 
guide at the helm. At Farragut he was in charge of target practice . . . but 
after a few of his choicest puns they used him for a target instead. At Severn 
Tech he became a hermit . . . knowing little about Annapolis except from 
books. His dream of adventure couldn't be shattered by so dull a thing as a 
coke or sundae ... he wanted to get out and explore strange lands . . . pro- 
vided plenty of food and hotel accommodations were available. Wag kept the 
interest of his classmates by doing the unexpected . . . like the time he dragged 
second class year. His bid for renown is his famous statement . . . RaJ.ir 
spelled backwards spells radar. Never to be forgiven are his puns ... his 
filing system ... his off-key crooning with original lyrics . . . and his rehashing 
of quizzes. He doesn't drink or smoke . . . but somehow his moral code didn't 
cover the abuse of the truth in his stories of the home town. From behind the 
sham of frivolity occasionally emerges a profound thought. His religious 
beliefs are his own . . . scientifically developed and capable of proof to satisfv 
the show-me instinct. We hope the admirals find out right away that the onlv 
way to handle Wag is with kid gloves . . . the 12 ounce kind. 



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MISSOURI 



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You will never know 



just a number. 

Do characters remain characters . . . and clowns, clowns? 

Do Lotharios stay active for a number of years . . . does the intelligent one stay brilliant? 

keeping track of friends, contacts, associates, and lives reaches into the tedious . . . with a class 
it is an impossibility. 
The entire class pulse ceases to beat as such, 
Counting these beats is collectively remote. 
Admit it. 



Interests alter to engulf the environment 

Scenery shifts 

People change . . . you wrote letters perhaps 

At first. 

Then letters stopped 
Either you stopped or they stopped . . . one or the other. 

You don't remember . . . some faces are familiar ... it seems like yesterday. 

It wasn't. 
It was a number of years ago. 

You have seen a couple of these faces . . . when . . . don't recall . . . somewhere. 

Did you remember their names? 

Racking and probing your brain for a name which refused to become a name. 
It's . . . 

He was . . . 

He went into . . . 

They escape one . . . those exigent embarrassing details. 

It's expected as well as insulting . . . after all it has been 

A number of years. 
No . . . you won't know 

Or have seen 



Or have heard 



Of so many ... in fact of such a preponderance 
That you will be totally ignorant of 



The marriages . . . the births 



The deaths . . . the activity 
The interests and the attrition 

Of the men in this section. 
It is possible 
That you 
May wonder 
Once in a while. 

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TRuyK 



TVett 



A vastness too expansive for the imagination ... a sea of wheat ebbing out for unbelievable miles 
... a column of steady combines decimating the fields to feed the world ... a million steers grazing 
in a limitless pasture where there is room for millions more . . . the boots, spurs, and manila rope of 
the nation sitting on horseback wearing a ten-gallon hat. The prairie, the range ... a covered wagon 
and a set of guns . . . the legendary West . . . where the Hopis, Biackfeet, Apaches, Navajo, Sioux, 
and Comanches live only quietly on staid reservations. Where the newness of the country has always 
rested . . . rough and wild . . . calling out to the East with vivid color and thirsty passion. Where that 
newness still resides boldly and proudly. 




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TEXAS 






WALTER THOMAS BLAKNEY 

Lean . . . lanky . . . sinewy . . . silent . . . this is the Texan right out of the 
wild west novels . . . shoot yar&ner hut don' he surprised if yo' drop dead afore yo' 
han' ever reaches yo' holster . . . somewhat of a musician . . . blows anything with 
a reed in it . . . makes it sing too . . . knows too much about music to ever 
enjoy it as we do . . . won the state and national drum majoring award back 
a few years. Took a tour of duty at A and M ... he can make a sax human . . . 
he just strokes it easy like and talks gentle into one of its little valves . . . sure 
enough it talks right back to him . . . the only thing his sax can't do is fry an 
egg ... it comes pretty close though when Hack gets it boiling out something 
hot with the NA-10. Hack has been one of the most notorious slashes in our 
class ... he hits the books and some of the fanciest marks you ever saw drop 
out of the profs grade books ... he is a natural for academics. High strung . . . 
plenty of bubbling vitality . . . conscientious as all get out . . . tenacious. 
Hack always manages to crank out a wry smile no matter what the occasion 
. . . has a regular Texas walk . . . just like he had spent his whole life avoiding 
buffalo chips. Genuine all the way . . . follow that horn and you'll end up in 
the stars. 



BEAUMONT MANOR BUCK 

The eyes of Texas are upon him and he will not let you forget it . . . not for a 
minute . . . everything is in Texas . . . except Buck . . . and he hopes to remedy 
that someday. He has a long list of academic stops on his pre-Academy schedule 
. . . Lamar College in Beaumont . . . Texas . . . Marion Military Institute . . . 
and the Texas State guard. His early efforts in the business world were in 
behalf of the Gulf Refining Co. . . . Texas is the state where the best oil comes 
from. He is a hearty thirty year man . . . would like to recommission the Texas 
and -work up from ensign to admiral on her. Buck is a firm believer in the plebe 
system ... it '5 necessary to a man's success in the outfit. His main ambition in life is 
to found the Texas Navy . . . will probably spend his life in fostering this 
idea . . . then his two ambitions can be met ... to be a thirty year man ... to 
return to Texas. His sports loves follow along lines one might expect from a 
Texas bred man . . . batt swimming and company gym . . . plebe lacrosse and 
fieldball . . . any sport where he can get in and take a real strain . . . that's for 
Buck. He turns his room into a gym at the slightest suggestion . . just hoping 
for an excuse to work on that physique. Buck comes from a long line of military 
figures . . . and will probably not break that tradition. 



JAMES ALBERT COX 

Meet the only midshipman who was ever enrolled in Texas State College for 
Women . . . that's only the beginning of a pretty wild, weird, character known 
to us as just plain Jimmy ... at the tender age of seventeen Jimmy dropped 
Texas A and M to pick up his musket and march off to the wars with the tune 
of Tlie eyes of Texas got their eye on you ringing in his ears . . . that off center 
weight he uses to smell with is evidence of his plebe year boxing activities 
. . . boxing thwarted Jimmy so he went out for soccer where you can use your 
feet too . . . Jimmy picks up friends faster than Tecumseh picks up pennies 
before an exam . . . Jim's friends are the kind that stick . . . Nothing is too much 
for Jim to do for a buddy ... a caustic tongue that licks out frequently but not 
maliciously . . . trust no one not even Jimmy . . . death before dishonor ... he 
can survive pretty decently under any circumstances and prides himself on the 
fact that very little effects him one way or another . . . Jim's one fear is that of 
being humiliated and he'll go to any ends and sufferings to prevent it . . . 
although he is down' in the fly weight he backs down from nothing ... his 
unbounded sense of humor and a ready high pitched staccato laugh make it 
hard for him to be serious. 



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JOE EARL DEAVENPORT 

Joe Earl Dcaven . . . rhymes with heaven . . . port . . . born and raised on the 
plains of Silverton, Texas . . . was early and thoroughly indoctrinated in the 
wide open spaces type of Texas life. Used to drive a Farmal model H with 
three bottom plows on his Dad's farm during spare time it was a toss'up 

to see whether the family radio got taken apart ... or the town of Silverton. 
Both would eventually receive the same treatment. Still a radio ham with call 
letters W5MBZ . . . knows radio inside out and can usually be persuaded to 
fix a buddy's set. Also well acquainted with C.R. tubes . . . oscilloscopes 
. . . power supples . . . transformers . . . meters . . . and red crackle hnish paint 
Quiet and unassuming with enough of a drawl to interest the ladies . . . tall and 
lean . . . manages to keep from eating too much . . . doesn't smoke but is fond 
of chewing . . . gum that is . . . has been known to get up before reveille . . . 
likes to run around the track for exercise . . . very much interested in electronics 
... it is rumored that he is developing a new radar set for use by Naval officers 
on leave . . . supposed to pick up pretty girls. Someone should tell him that 
the automobile has already been invented. 




SILVERTON 
TEXAS 



SIDNEY WOODRUFF GAYLORD, JR. 

What is it? . . . an Esquire add? ... a new Hollywood discovery? . . . no! A 
fraternity man from Iowa State College . . . transformed into a Naval Academy 
graduate in four easy years. A civil engineer at heart . . . drag lines . . . sand 
piles ... an aviation ordnanceman for a spell . . . Woody likes to spend as 
much time in the air as possible ... up to ten thousand and level off . . . night 
fighter patrols his specialty. Never becomes angry, sometimes bored . . . 
always ready for a party. When things get dull ... no excitement . . standbv 
. . . something's going to happen. When academics are rough . . . grades are 
low ... a familiar motto is heard ... I don't care . . . I'm just here to leant. 
Woody's ideal female is a nice girl and a party girl combined . . . he's still 
looking. Athletics . . . aside from liberty . . . are his main source of enjoyment 
on this planet . . . work out . . . push-ups . . . more push-ups . . . basketball 
. . . standing on his head on a pole-vaulting stick . . . etc. Aspires for duty on 
the Gulf Coast. Four years at the Naval Academy . . . still a fraternity man 
. . . still a civil engineer. Always a fraternity man . . . always a civil engineer 
. . . always will he be busv making friends and spreading that happv smile and 
readv hand. 








HOUSTON 
TEXAS 



ALBERT BAILEY HALLMAN 

A. B. is definitely looking forward to graduation. Then, at long last, he can 
talk about his beloved Texas again. His conversation has been badly crimped 
for the last two years; his wives threatened to revive the lost art of keel- 
hauling if he ever mentioned the word Texas again. His waives have a fatherly 
interest in the boy . . . they raised him from a babe of 17 to the manly specimen 
grinning at you beside this biography . . . disregard the cowlick, nothing can 
be done about it. Academics fascinated Abie ... he could sit and look at them 
for hours. His serious work was done in the five minutes preceding classes 
... at least two of them after formation had busted. In spite of this erratic 
schedule . . . Abie did right well in class. Track was his forte ... he ran a 
fast 100 until a bad sprain slowed him up. His hobby was drums . . . but the 
Executive Department frowned on that. Abie rigged up a dummy set, and 
banged merily away without them. There is a large dent on his lampshade, 
which served a a cymbol for a little too long. Abie wants wings . . . just as 
soon as is humanly possible. Tlic Sea is fine . . . but you can't c\iij)j>aint on a Corsair! 




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SAN ANGELO 
TEXAS 



TENNYSON JACOB HULL, III 

Would have it known that he is definitely not a twenty year man . . . spent 
three years in the Fleet on everything from Bikini test products to box lighters 
. . . wants to spend the next seventeen years on carriers before settling down. 
Not a varsity athlete . . . just an outstanding intramural man as any battalion 
wrestler will tell you ... a broken nose plebe summer ended a promising 
boxing career . . . making his nightly labors to draw in enough air sound much 
like a bulldog or a leaking packing gland. Bull dog was one good name for 
him when it came to toughness . . . otherwise quiet but firm with a love for 
good times . . . having had connections with the principal underworld charac- 
ters of the Brigade. An infectious grin closed his eyes and distored his face . . . 
could be very serious at times . . . having unchanging convictions about certain 
things like the system with which he was not on good terms. If you ever saw 
him walk then you will remember the comic waddle that got him about the 
place. Never one to worry about academics . . . preferring the quiet solitude 
of his beloved sack to the tiring labor of studying ... he always eased by in 
spite of that habit. 



HOUSTON 
TEXAS 




FRANCIS CLINTON JOHNSON 

The War was a lost cause until Texas decided to join up, along with the 
United States . . . and along with Texas came Johnny, a Lone Star man from 'way 
back . . . and don't you forget it. Yes . . . Johnny is from Texas, from the top 
of his curly hair to the toe of his booted hoof . . . the only kind of bovine is the 
Texas long horn . . . the only place to live is somewhere between the Pan- 
handle and the Rio Grande . . . the only place where they grow beautiful 
women is somewhere between El Paso and Houston . . . the only way to win 
a cause is to get Texas behind it. He's likeable, good looking and tall ... all 
Texans are, but this one a little more so. He's the kind of a man that will 
look young till the day he dies . . . with his boots on. Here is an all-around 
athlete ... a star gymnast, with the physique that makes a giant swing look 
like childs play. Spent his last years at Navy perfecting his golf game . . . with 
pleasing results. Academically as light on his feet as he is on the gym floor 
. . . starred in torpedos . . . where this ex-torpedoman has the edge on all of 
us. Thoughtful and generous . . . with enough temper to add a little fire to his 
character ... a combination that makes him an ideal midshipman for any beau- 
tiful woman to drag . . . and don't think he doesn't take advantage of the fact. 




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TEXAS 



HARRY NEWTON KEY, JR. 

Texas, Texas, Texas . . . won't he ever give anyone a moment of peace to think 
of anything else. He and his Texas grapefruit drive everyone batty. Of course 
he has his sane moments too. For example, when he's at the training table he'll 
quietly clamp a pan of mashed potatoes on someone's head or leisurely throw 
toast at someone five tables away. During plebe year, he was an inconspicuous, 
shy man . . . swinging a two by four on hundredth night. Even though he's not all 
brawn, he does have a one track mind, . . . one track in that he measures every- 
thing relative to Texas. Then there was the time when he had three class 
crests and didn't know what to do. As a bridge partner he makes wonderful 
passes . . . with the women he's a danger to navigation and as a football 
player, he makes a good center. If you ever want entertainment just ask 
him about those football trips. He'll give you a perfect picture of a blank 
mind. If you ever want to get on his good side, flatter him . . . make love to 
him ... do anything . . . but don't mention his nose. He mildly erupts when 
his tender spot is mentioned. When Harry graduates he'll be expended to the 
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FREDERICK REID LAFFERTY, JR. 

Him illae \acrimae, said the sweet young Army wife indicating the bassinet 
. . . luii my dear Mrs. Lafftrty . . . said a consoling neighbor , He docsn'l 

have bow legs . . . broken, Frederick was brought in Irom the stable . . . horse- 
blanket exchanged for a worn suit of khakies the) even tried to hide the 
U.S.A. brand on his chest. School days . . . school days . . trotting home 
from academic endeavors ... a smile on his face . . . chalk up two more inked- 
pigtails. People stopping and staring now . . . not gawking as in the past . . . 
respectfully saying . . . what a handsome boy . . . Frederick looked up the 
word Hansom ... a light two wheeled carriage ... so for four years he rolled 
through Army posts behind two beautiful dun colored burros . . . finally 
learned to spell and inserted a d and an c . . . gosh, maybe I should go 111 trie 
movies . . . but he only got as far as the Plaza Theater in El Paso ... a double 
feature . . . Dave Darrow, midshipman and Seven Toed Pete Rolls again . . . 
learned two things . . . struck two ambitions . . . the Army isn't the only 
fighting outfit, and if you held the dice between those two fingers . . . yes 
the Naval Academy . . . roll dice and buy a guitar ... an old, old soljer in 
Navy Blue, wherever there is a scrap he'll be there too. 



HUGH OCHILTREE LEA 

Hugh comes to us from the plains of the Lone Star State . . . smallest of a brood 
of five sons . . . one of the youngest members of the class . . . popular among his 
classmates . . . well recommended by the Academic Departments . . . ranking 
high in aptitude ... a handsome blond lad who is certain to go places in the 
world. Tex got an early start in the City of Annapolis by attending Bryan 
Preparatory School for eight months. Love 'em and leave 'em seems to be his 
attitude toward the fairer sex . . . judging by his success with the femmes his 
theory is sound. Possesses a quick mind and keen memory . . . stands high in 
his class without having to take a strain ... his thinking is always far ahead of 
most people . . . his knack for making money is phenominal. His musical 
interests include jazz, swing, and honky tonk ... his favorite is Johnnie Mercer. 
Tex is active in such company sports as pushball, fieldball, and soccer . . . has 
been on a Brigade championship team in all three sports. Upon graduation he 
plans to enter the sub service . . . just now he seems to think that he is par- 
ticularly adapted for flying. 




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TEXAS 




ORANGE 
TEXAS 



AUBREY LINVILLE LOEFFLER 

The homestead . . . hideout of hoss thieves, cattle rustlers, bank robbers, and 
the Loefflers . . . the badlands of Southwest Texas. Picked up abundant school- 
ing during his life . . . two high schools, University of Texas, and Georgia 
Tech. Claims to have more nicknames than the late J. Dillinger . . . probably 
a result of a complex surname . . . possessor of a distant smile, a fluent knowl- 
edge of German, and the usual unavoidable border Mexican which can often 
be termed Spanish. Brimming with nervous energy . . . finds it impossible to 
remain inert . . . this makes him an enviable worker, musician, swimmer, and 
... a sound sleeper. Put his Academy life into turmoil in an effort to decide 
between Dolphins or Wings . . . satisfies his ego, founded by being the older 
brother, by accepting the possibility of having both. An ardent arguer and 
hater of cigarettes . . . sticks by his opinions and will imbibe. Is an engaged 
man having relegated the Miniature at this time. Active . . . perpetual motion 
. . . perpetual when addressing the chair or anyone of similar interests . . . 
could be termed as a kindly soul, but would probably take offense . . . being 
normal in this respect . . . it's that clean cut look. Serious and obviously con- 
scientious . . . controlled spirit . . . should make an excellent family man. 




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TEXAS 



MARVIN DALE MARSH 

You wouldn't think of Dale as the wide-open-spaces-cactus and sage-brush type 
of Texan. Dallas, he informs us, is a city of parks and skyscrapers where the 
only cacti are found in hothouses. The mild accent . . . the generous, carefree, 
self-confident nature . . . the righteous indignation aroused when the name of 
his state is profaned . . . mark him nevertheless as a true Lone Star. Lacking 
any college background, Dale used his practical experiences as a quartermaster 
on the Dunlap during the war as preparation for his work here. Mixing this 
with conscientious work and the feeling that mistakes are irreconcilable, he 
evolved a formula that put him high in class standing. Tall . . . brown eyes that 
sparkle when enraged . . . dark hair, curly with effort . . . Mexican foods, as 
hot as possible ... a pipe ... a passion for reading and inflicting the plots on 
his wives . . . proficiency at model making ... a love of humor, at the right 
time and place . . . letters from Baltimore . . . bridge . . . crossword puzzles 
. . . Harry James ... a philosophy for keeping in shape . . . eat heartily, and 
when the urge to work out comes, lie down until the feeling passes over . . . 
efficient . . . thorough ... a high sense of justice . . . this is Dale. 



CLEBURNE 
TEXAS 




ALONZO MARCUS POTEET, JR. 

The walking enigma ... a loyal Texan without the bowed legs ... a frown 
which has all the earmarks but doesn't quite make the grade ... a character 
among the most chronic characters. A teller of a unique type of mellow stories 
. . . his days in college . . . back at old A 'n M ... or his days in the Navy. 
He hasn't changed since. He still spots points in bridge and still makes every 
liberty. What did you go to town today fo' Pete? . . . Ok, just went out an' 
sat around. But that is only half the story ... it seems that he never lacks 
things to do in the quaint little town, just because he's Pete . . . the Pete who 
can accomplish things by just sittin' around. It was difficult at first . . . knowing 
Poteet . . . perhaps his relatives can appreciate what we are trying to say 
about Pete when we speak of his epigrams, fables, and stories . . . when we try 
to explain his short clipped speech . . . his articulate laughter ... or the over- 
all smoothness of this strange Texan who possesses only friends of the unfor- 
gettable brand. An all night bridge game ... a few winning hands . . . he's in 
fine spirits ... a few losing hands . . . he's still in excellent spirits . . . why? 
. . . partly because it is good for a few laughs . . . mostly because it was just 
Pete. I-beg-your-pardon-but-do-you-have-a-cigarette? 



VERNON 
TEXAS 




ROY KENNETH RUSSELL 

Sleepy . . . perpetually sleepy ... no subject could keep Rusty out of his 
super sack . . . hand picked to suit his taste. There are a few other interests 
. . . chow . . . football . . . and the great outdoors. The wide open spaces are 
his element . . . he'll spend hours waiting for a fish to bite . . . follow a coon 
dog all night if necessary ... or spend hours playing his harmonica . . . and 
swapping stories around the campfire. His instinct guides him unerringly to 
the nearest fishing hole or duck blind. Throwing papers . . . roughnecking in 
oil fields . . . college . . . Navy . . . football . . . track . . . baseball . . . he's 
tried them all . . . but only football pleases him ... his reason for wanting a 
career as a coach. Ready wit . . . natural friendliness . . . dry humor . . . well- 
balanced personality ... a friendly howdy for all hands ... all help make his 
claim of the merits of Texas bearable. Academics proved a little difficult ... he 
thought the departments had a personal grudge against him . . . but athletics 
were his forte. Starring in football and track in high school ... he did well in 
football at Navy too . . . where spirit, drive, and teamwork as an end made 
him a letter man. His husky build he says is the result of Texas steaks . . . 
the biggest and best in the world . . . one of his few Texas claims we believe. 



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CHARLES LEE SUIT, III 

Charlie was born and raised in Texas and like most Texans, lets everyone 
know it. He has travelled over most of the United States and a few foreign 
countries but still the Great State reigns supreme. Another of Charlie's favorite- 
pastimes is describing Texas A. & M. ... he could be heard singing the Aggie- 
war hymn at almost any meal plebe year. Charlie is one for looking at the 
brighter side of things ... for this reason ... is one of the best liked men in the 
class. Plebe year he took in his stride with 100 the maximum number of laughs 
. . . will take a crack at anything and invariably proves successful in time. 
In his time he has played a little football, golf and softball . . . has managed 
lacrosse . . . but next to dragging Tex likes nothing better than golf. Up until 
his last year when his vision dimmed, Charlie had aspired to take to the air in a 
navy plane, but the upper decks of Bancroft seem to be as close as he will get 
to the Air Corps . . . the fact that he spent half of his Naval Academy career 
running up and down ladders is significant . . . Charlie says it is the secret 
to his top condition. 





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TEXAS 



CARLOS CASTANEDA VILLARREAL 

Carlos C. Villarreal is one of those divine gifts to the world ... a Texan . . . 
raised in Brownsville . . . the biggest little city in the world ... he even out- 
did many of his fellow citizens of the Lone Star Republic by such high school 
activities as the National Honor Society, presiding over the school newspaper 
and being assistant editor of the Brownsville High annual . . . went on to 
bigger and better things at militaristic Texas A and M where the Army found 
him . . . served eighteen months in every capacity from buck private to colonel's 
chauffeur when he decided to go to an academy . . . the question . . . which 
one? was not settled until twenty four hours before his scheduled arrival here 
. . . has spent the last four years trying to preserve his sanity under the system 
. . . has been very successful in this for behind his amazing personality Carlos 
possesses an even more amazing intellect . . . has in his few free moments, 
made an intensive study of Latin American Culture, history and affairs with a 
net result of several absorbing treatises; while probing deeply into economics 
and psychology ... a classical music fan, Carlos hopes to continue his research 
while serving in the interesting field of Naval diplomacy for which he is ad' 
mirably qualified. 




BROWNSVILLE 
TEXAS 



ELBERT NEWMAN WELLS 

For some peculiar reason not typical of the Farragut Admirals that swell our 
ranks . . . rather a very nice guy ... a friend that is really a friend ... a smooth 
gentleman regardless of the company ... a man never excited or perturbed over 
anything . . . able to fit amicably into any crowd at anytime under any circum- 
stances ... if you picture a quiet, refined lad . . . the kind mothers love to 
have their daughters go out with . . . never knowing . . . poor souls . . . that 
our hero is even smoother with girls than with their mothers . . . shedding 
characters as a wolf sheds a sheepskin . . . not really bad . . . just willing to 
take advantage of opportunities. To illustrate . . . those summers in a girl's 
camp ... his tact in handling those embarrassing situations that will arise 
left the more refined fellows full of praise . . . the other type astounded that he 
could really be a gentleman. Strictly a no strain artist when not bending an 
oar on the Severn . . . worrying about what he should be doing . . . thinking 
about it . . . over endless smoke rings drifting over his sack . . . not the least 
unhappy over not getting sacks of mail . . . just a quiet easygoing guy who 
drops the subject rather than argue ... a thirty year man and capable of an 
excellent career. 




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OKEMAH 
OKLAHOMA 




RICHARD ARTHUR COCHRAN 

Dick was fighting with the First Cavalry Division in the Admiralty Islands 
when he received word of his appointment to the Naval Academy. Before the 
Army, Dick spent a year at Texas A and M . . . here his training and ability 
won him a chance to go to Officer Candidate School . . . but he turned it 
down for overseas duty. After five months overseas he was called from his 
foxhole and flown back to the U.S. and the Naval Academy. Early in plebe 
year Dick acquired the nickname Happy which appropriately has stuck. Happy 
is famous for his easy congeniality and his polished effortless manner ... his 
years in the service have given him a certain know-how that is rare for a man of 
his age . . . known as the executive type because of his ability to get things 
done with his pleasing personality . . . extremely good natured, he displays 
genuine thoughtfulness for those with whom he may come in contact. Hap 
seems to prefer brunettes . . . but he claims that he is not particularly interested 
in the color of a girl's hair if she has the other attributes. Like most of us, 
Dick hasn't decided definitely what he would like to do in the Navy after 
graduation . . . but that whatever he decides upon will be done well. 




GEORGE EDWARD GOODWIN 

At Bainbridge it was Fish ... a flash-back to his status at Texas A. & M. . . . 
his first Alma Mater . . . in Juice class it was Reds . . . but to most of us it was 
just plain George. George's father is an ex-sailor who watches his offspring 
and concludes the Navy is going to the dogs ... his relatives practically own 
Oklahoma . . . controlling politics . . . banks . . . stock, etc. . . . made their 
original stake selling the Indians strawberries at $24.00 a box. But George 
has none of these mercenary traits . . . he's the guy who treats you to a cone 
. . . lends you everything . . . and stands your week-end watches for you . . . 
if not taking the sack ... at least he drags the friend of a friend for you sight 
unseen. Friendship means something to George . . . you can't measure friendship 
hy nickels and dimes. He used to play the organ . . . and on cruises he was the 
Chaplain's little helper . . . playing for our services. He made his daily trips 
to sick bay ... to visit the sick ... to bring them good cheer ... a spark of 
light in their gloomy days . . . truly a big hearted loveable guy in his own little 
way, George is a brain . . . maybe not so much academically for he managed 
to bilge every subject . . . one a term ... a different one . . . but he still 
remained. 



OKLAHOMA CITY 
OKLAHOMA 



DAVIDSON 
OKLAHOMA 




DONALD BROOKS HALL 

No you are not looking at him through a mirror ... he is a southpaw by nature 
... he can be found at any spare moment maneuvering his left behind a pen 
composing one of his masterpieces ... a letter to one of the girls . . . the re- 
sults they bring him are the envy of many people. This, however, is not his 
most sincere hobby . . . it's the outdoor life that appeals to him . . . being 
raised on a large farm in the great southwest contributed to this desire. 
Leaving the farmhfe behind he entered Oklahoma A. & M. where a course in 
chemical engineering occupied his working time . . . his happiest moments are 
when he is boasting of his Alma Mater and its great athletes . . . war inter- 
fered with his education and the Army took charge. After a short time he 
became sergeant and retained this rating until he took up Navy life. After 
taking the first year to become accustomed to Navy life he has become one of 
the top men in his class academically. Classroom work has not taken up all 
his time . . . sports are still a favorite pastime ... he is gifted with the 
ability to play any of them well . . . basketball is the favorite. For a retiring 
afternoon the record player gets the edge with some novelty tune or low sweet 
blues. 



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LEE ROY HOWARD 

Up from the bowels of the earth . . . people still talk about the Hominy 
gusher of '25. On the twenty second day of July in that year of our Lord, one 
Lee Roy Howard rode into existence with a loud Yazoo . . . young Leandcr, 
after being cleaned and brushed . . . who unlike his namesake can not swim the 
Hellesponte and almost drowned during his christening . . . was taken out to 
the pasture. Existing laws of Oklahoma (ratified in 1930) forced Lee through 
greater Hominy's grade school's early morning American bird calls, the His- 
tory of the Dal ton Boys (Suh — they all is more important to us than George 
Washington). Then . . . I've Been Working on the Radroad and Howard 
(now a half-witted member of the Osage Tribe) trudged down the tracks of 
the Kansas, Missouri, Texas, and Mexican Railroad. Happy . . . gay . . . but 
with a hankering for pretty clothes . . . what's that you all say? . . . blue 
with red stripe, gold trimmings and buttons . . . jumping crawfish . . . shoah 
you can sign me up in that aggregation . . . what's its name . . . The United 
States Mareen Core. Hulup, hiphav, reehaw . . . San Diego and six months 
later ... a hot breeze blows through the crumpled ranks . . . bleary eyed and 
exhausted . . . he turns, coughs and gasps . . . But Sir ... 1 was a Marcm . . . 
from Hominy, Oklahoma, Sir . . . but only four years . . . and red striped too 
again. 




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HOMINY 
OKLAHOMA 



LEE MOFFETT MARSH 

Mutt Marsh . . . one of the most hospitable souls ever to enter these hallowed 
gates . . . always ready to offer a steaming cup of joe or Dagwood sandwich 
from the miniature diner in his locker ... to spice the meal with dry comments 
on anything and everything in general . . . spent many of the daylight hours in 
slumber in his rack . . . when awake was never without his favorite Meer- 
schaum ... a flash bulb addict ... is very proficient with a Speed Graphic 
. . . photo editor of the Log for two years . . . also vice president of the Photo 
Club and a member of the Lucky Bag staff ... as regards to athletics, carrying 
a camera around was more than sufficient exercise for Lee who claimed he 
didn't wish to contact athlete's heart . . . loves to hunt and fish . . . spent his 
time previous to entering the Naval Academy helping out m his father's string 
of movie theaters ... is well known for his friendliness, dry humor, and tact 
. . . fooled us all with his smooth rosey cheeks . . . if he's careful he can get into 
everything for half price for a good many years to come . . . but behind that 
cherubic face is a mind and manner to be reckoned with . . . cool, sincere, and 
capable . . . Lee Marsh . . . it's all the same thing. 



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MUSKOGEE 
OKLAHOMA 



WILLIAM LOWRIE McCLURE 

The eternal smile . . . that's Buddy McClure. Happy go lucky . . . whose got the 
dope ... no strain Buddy . . . was a big shot in high school . . . president of the 
senior class and basketball team captain . . . made all prep all high in football 
for Bullis along with Clyde Scott . . . played excellent football and basketball 
at the Academy until the Doc intervened because of injuries. Academics were 
his big headache . . . spent his first two leaves at Navy on account of them . . . 
but still took the least strain of us all . . . believes that both whiskey and 
women are the salvation of mankind . . . quite a lady's man and could be found 
at Number One Martin Street, his second home . . . any week end. His favorite 
pastimes outside of dragging were athletics . . . sleeping and eating . . . playing 
Oklahoma (which he feels should be the national anthem) and procrastinating. 
Buddy has a generous nature . . . would give you the shirt off his back but argue 
all day as to whose turn it was to make the trip to the store or tailorshop . . . 
could never remember the correct words or tune to a song and always forgets 
the punch line to a joke . . . acts amazed and hurt if you've never heard of Alva 
. . . the capital of Oklahoma . . . of course. 




ALVA 
OKLAHOMA 



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OKLAHOMA CITY 
OKLAHOMA 




ROBERT OLIVER PYLE, JR. 

Fighting the shifting sands and circling oil wells a character emerged from 
Oklahoma City seven years ago . . . hitting the trail as far as the University of 
Oklahoma this Silent Sam alias Rope or Ernie took on three years of life at 
O. K. U. . . . exposing himself to the general mass of informative subjects . . . 
and the Naval phases of NROTC. Thus fortified Bob came East for the post- 
grad course in Naval phraseology here at Tech. For two years Bob drove his 
roommates to distraction by the incessant grinding of an old thresher . . . 
proudly claimed as a new electric razor . . . but good spirits were reclaimed 
with his easy smile and quick wit. Never complaining . . . completely inde- 
pendent, yet amiable to all . . . astounding good judgment and common sense 
. . . possessor of the knack for saying the right thing at the right time . . . always 
ready to toss in a witticism . . . barbed or unarmed . . . Bob was right in there 
chucking. Fully informed on a maze of subjects from current events to the lat- 
est information on a new plane . . . Bob read everything from the classics to the 
latest in Steve Canyon. A good man to have in the clutch . . . Bob was always 
ready to join in a little fun. Having high aspirations for the Air Corps he has 
several hours to his credit already . . . after seeing his burning trail m the yellow 
perils second class summer we're sure he'll be a mighty hot pilot. 



HENRYETTA 
OKLAHOMA 




JACK ROYDEN SILVEY 

Is undoubtedly one of the most carefree easygoing men that ever struggled 
through four years of Navy . . . From Oklahoma U. pre-med ... he tried in vain 
to see the humor in the restrictions imposed during plebe year . . . not one to 
strain a good pair of 20/20 eyes . . . has had his ups and downs . . . many a 
D. O. has flung open the door during study hours only to find Jack . . . oblivious 
of the fact that a commander was standing over him . . . curled up on his super- 
sack with the latest copy of Esquire ... a stirring novel in one hand and a Philip 
Morris in the other ... a great procrastinator . . . not until about a week before 
the finals was the Do Not Disturb sign placed above the door ... a good 
bridge partner . . . liked that pastime nearly as well as he liked dragging . . . 
most of his letters to potential drags were true masterpieces . . . for some un- 
known reason they frequently failed to bring about the desired results . . . 
Dapper John . . . with his Oklahoma drawl and casual manner was the life of 
every party . . . especially those away from the restraining influences . . . unable 
to see spending the best years of his life at sea, he may be selling Ford cars to 
the citizens of Oklahoma in the very near future. 



TULSA 
OKLAHOMA 




RICHARD OLNA WHEELER 

Waal 'pon my sould if 'taint R. O. hisself ... a tintype right out of the old 
family album ... a trifle dusty and posed but looking right solid and set . . . 
got a solid walnut slide rule case which is bound to last sixty years . . . keeps 
it polished too . . . shines it once a week . . . industrious . . . takes these cor- 
respondence courses they mail out . . . thorough fellow . . . gets his sights on 
something and keeps gunning till he gets his target . . . plenty of ambition and 
a knack of knowing how to get things done . . . R. O. isn't much of a social 
bug . . . just sorta likes to do the good old down to earth things like they do 
back in Oklahoma . . . guess he's somewhat of a polished hiker . . . anyway he 
sure thinks it's good to get outdoors and give old gal nature a spin . . . behind 
his rather rustic nature Wheeler has the stuff that keeps him right up to the 
times in the things that matter . . . well-informed and a diligent studier ... he 
gets more than his share of education out of the old school . . . R. O. is the type 
that finds making a mark in business or even the Navy is only a matter of work. 



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RICHARD LOUIS BEATTV 

This bov from the plains . . . out where the coyotes howl and the crows fly high 
. . . presents the question of how he arrived .it the Academy . . . the answer is 
nearly obvious in that he was a regular Navy man for two sears and merely 
followed the path of least resistance . . . through NAPS to Annapolis . . . 
farmer Beatty is still following that worn path and, consequently, is one of the 
most easygoing men in the class. Entering the Academy still in his youth . . . 
relatively ... he quickly returned to his earlier hobby: radio ... his graduation 
before electrocution came as a big shock to his friends. When not busy at Ins 
hobby the salt from the Western Plains may be found sailing . . . especially if 
the crowd is mixed OriginalU intended to be a tobacco auctioneer ... his 
continued research in this held is well known by his immediate surroundings 
. . . but does not interfere with outside activities . . . dragging during exam 
week for example . . . providing a home for wandering associates ... a center- 
of-attraction-room . . . pouring quality music and good coffee into the local 
circle. Friends have made it quite clear that they will miss that cup of hot 
coffee and the hillbilly discs that Dick has shared so willingly. 





COFFEYVILLE 
KANSAS 



DONALD HARLEY CORSON, JR. 

A lack of stature puts him in the rear of formations with those of us dubbed 
sandblower . . . who see at all P-rades only the backs of the taller guys and none 
of the ceremony. All of this has probably stimulated his ambition to fly ... to 
rise and see the P-rade from above some day. Flying first caught his eye back 
home in Kansas. His spare time in Bancroft is frequently spent in puzzling out 
the proper shape of a wing or a fuselage. Corse is a believer in steady persistent 
effort and he applies this belief to academics with satisfying results. He has 
still not made friends with Bull ... a subject involving Math never finds him 
at a loss. Only a calamity or a watch can keep Don from making a week end 
pleasant with dragging. He is ever planning some new week end ... or laugh- 
ing with the boys over the happenings of a past one. When the weather is fine 
he may be seen in a fast game of volleyball and the winters he devotes to man- 
aging the rifle team. Don has found that a good supply of chow can give a good 
break in a long evening with the books and as a result his room is never without 
some tasty snack. 




BONNER SPRINGS 
KANSAS 



KEITH O'KEEFE 

It all started out in the midwest somewhere where K. O. spread his dynamic 
personality between the states of Kansas and Nebraska . . . 'way out West, that 
is . . . from the start a connoisseur of Conover models and other young things . . . 
K. O. started his higher education at the University of Omaha. Running around 
the campus didn't take up all of his time ... he had some thought about attend- 
ing Navy Tech and managed to get some serious studying done toward that end. 
When the big day did arrive . . . Keith cast aside the gear shift and silken knee 
for the strong box and you guessed it. Slightly overwhelmed by the East Coast 
. . . Keith took it in his stride and adjusted himself like a veteran. When not 
occupied with the A number one job of dragging . . . spent his time knocking 
holes through the centers of targets for Navy's rifle team. He has also engaged 
in that pugilistic pastime under the tutelage of Spike Webb. Put all these 
things together plus a winning smile and an easygoing nature and you've got 
K. O. who bid farewell to the Midwest to carry' on a four-year conquest of the 
East. When K. O. scored last it wasn't a Conover model ... it was that 
hard-earned commission and diploma. 




HUTCHINSON 
KANSAS 



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INDEPENDENCE 
KANSAS 




JACK NATHAN SHERWOOD 

Jack wanted to follow his father contracting roads in Kansas . . . instead the 
Navy contracted him and he has been fulfilling this obligation for the past five 
years. Not knowing whether he liked the Navy or not until he was graduated 
... he almost left several times for a more lucrative occupation. At one time 
he was going to Venezuela to dig oil wells for $600 a month. That plan fell 
through . . . and Jack went back to studying boilers again. The Academic Board 
knew him well . . . but he never failed to squeeze a 2.5 out of a re-exam . . . and 
this ability won him the honor of performing anchor man duties on second class 
cruise. Born with a downbeat . . . was a natural with all kinds of instruments 
. . . specializing on the violin. We'll remember Jack by his Kansas walk and 
talk ... his hate of Navy doctors ... his firm resolves not to go out for soccer 
the next season each year ... his perfumed letters from Manhattan ... his 
locker like Fibber McGee's closet ... his touchy bridge game ... his wild 
stories ... his pecan pies ... his cigarette lighter that never works ... his 
excellent record collection . . . and finally as the first ashore when liberty was 
piped . . . and the last one to arrive at any other formation. 




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RICHARD JOSEPH SPRINGE 

The familiar pessimistic phrase . . . I'll never make it . . . rolling from his lips 
in low frequency ... I just know I hilged that last one. Coming to the Naval 
Academy nurtured on low black jazz . . . learned to play the piano in a bar 
located in the Harlem of Leavenworth, Kansas . . . some nights he entertained 
. . . because he liked the atmosphere and loved the music. Springe (rhymes 
with dinghy ) making a dive for the nearest piano . . . with little prodding . . . 
and removing himself from boundaries of materialism. A wonderful listener . . . 
amiable, quiet . . . honest, sincere. A self-sufficient humor . . . cartoons flowing 
from the end of a pencil . . . limericks, jokes, always at command tiding class- 
mates around him over some of the more depressing hours of ennui . . . Dick . . . 
ambling along, dragging a hulk of relaxed muscles . . . appearing as blue as his 
own music . . . the feet draggin' blues. Worry-worry . . . re-exams . . . success 
. . . quietude . . . laughter . . . snarled romances . . . extrication. His attendance 
at the University of Kansas lends rather a finishing touch to the character of 
Springe ... a touch of "what a character. " When not thinking about home, music, 
the Navy or women . . .he thinks about things about which to think. 



LEAVENWORTH 
KANSAS 



TOPEKA 
KANSAS 




JACK PEARCE ZIMMERMAN 

Zimmerman . . . that puts him right at the end of all the lines . . . must be the 
secret of his extraordinary patience. Zim left a line of colleges behind him that 
makes Betty Coed's record look pretty anemic . . . Kansas University . . . Miami 
University . . . Iowa State . . . et cetera. A great spinner of better-than-yours 
stories . . . covered wagons . . . Indians . . . one-eyed rattlesnakes . . . they are 
twice as deadly as ordinary ones. Big wheel in Navy's little known but intellectual 
Quarterdeck Society ... a comfortable figure that fits well in a sack and has 
plenty experience in same. Sort of puzzles us all pretty much . . . has plenty of 
stuff for academics . . . through this medium we find the real talents that he 
usually keeps pretty well shrouded. Quiet and retiring ... set ways. V-12 
gave him his start in the Navy . . . this phase of his career was interrupted by 
a call from the Academy. Zim has adapted himself nicely here ... it looks like 
the beginning of a long blue and gold stand . . . seems that the rolling deep has 
sort of caught his fancy ... the call of the brine ... the screeching gull ... the 
gray paint . . . the ever-present joe pot. Looks like Zim has found his calling. 



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ROBERT EUGENE BERGGREN 

Teach mi, lark, with thet togrcatly rise, to cxauh my soul and lijt it to tin skies. Bob 
has had wings on his mind for a long time ... as a radio-gunner in the Navy he 
learned to love the game and he is still true to his first love . . . Bob's classical 
romantic remark to an especially nice drag . . . Honey, you're nearly as swat as a 
P-38 . . . natural outdoor enthusiast Bob finds the life here a bit confining . . . 
horses and hunting give aviation some competition and he really misses that 
wide open feeling that Nebraska gives one ... his philosophy on women and a 
great many other things can be summed up in two words . . . Later perhaps . . . 
that's the mark of a man who can be perfectly content with things just as they 
are right now . . . Berggren just can't find anything that is serious enough to get 
greatly concerned over . . . things always manage to turn out all right if you 
just don't worry too much about them . . . athletically Berggren is talented with 
speed ... a high hurdle man who has seen a lot of action both on the boards and 
out with the cinders . . . he'll never be satisfied with the ground he's covering 
until he has a plane wrapped around him and is hitting off something like the 
speed of lightning. 




SCOTTSBLUFF 
NEBRASKA 



FRANKLIN LEWIS BOWERSOX 

Did you ever hear Lili Marlen played on a trumpet? . . . well to this day it 
could mean only one person . . . Frank Bowersox. Always puttering with 
something ... his room . . . much to the DO's displeasure . . . usually disport- 
ing some weird piece of photographic equipment . . . but above all the self- 
contained philosophy of life that allows him to toot disinterestedly on his horn 
when the rest of us are bitter or just sleepy . . . darkroom . . . Drum and Bugle 
Corps . . . Hell Cats to the initiated . . . sardonic humor . . . always willing 
to help with most everything. His photographic equipment . . . Hathaway's 
headache ... his dilapidated shoes . . . Barnes' playground. Always close to 
the top of the academic heap but never seemmg to over exert himself to be 
there ... he seems to have a natural understanding of scientific subjects. 
Few really understand Frank . . . but those who do appreciate his shrewd 
judgment of other people and his ability to grasp a situation at a glance, walks 
noiselessly down the hall in his well-broken-in shoes . . . the jingling of his 
rmg of keys and knife is not really noisy . . . it's a trade-mark . . . the keys have 
often placed wonder in our minds as to what they opened . . . but it doesn't 
bother Bowersox . . . not in the least. 




HOOPER 
NEBRASKA 



PATRICK PAUL BILLINGSLEY 

Walking to the gymnasium with a slouching tenseness . . . working on the 
parallel bars . . . balancing himself . . . blood vessels standing out on his head 
. . . the entire process intrigues him ... it is however his secondary activity . . . 
his second love . . . subsidiary to: If k is any infinite class of ratios such that 
there are ratios greater than any u . . . but which have no maximum . . . then S, 
the class of all ratios less that the variable u, is a segment. S consists of all 
ratios less than the variable u . . . hence in the first place, since u has no maxi- 
mum S contains the whole of u. If x is a member of S then x is less than some u , 
which is a member of S. And every term y . . . which is less than some term S 
... is less than some term u (since the term which it is less than is less than 
some u) so y is in S. Therefore, S is identical with the class of ratios less than 
a variable number of S, and S is a segment. This proves the theorem. It is his 
statement . . . his personality . . . expressed as an infinite class . . . rendered as 
a simple, graphic explanation ... it is in his own words obvious . . . elementary. 
But rather than syncretize his personality with the statement it would be better 
to sit back . . . relax . . . and wonder whether or not he should grow a beard. 




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SOUTH DAKOTA 



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ERNEST CARL CASTLE 

The fact that Ernie was from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, never surprised the 
boys that marched in his sections ... he was always a collars down man even in 
the coldest weather. When he came to the southern climes he brought with him 
an incomparable knowledge of modern fighting ships . . . Bull . . . and a special 
interest in the University of Washington. During spare hours he was swinging 
a mean racket on the tennis court or playing with the company football team. 
On rainy days he could be found mounting stamps in his collection . . . check- 
mating his opponent in a game of chess ... or engaging in some extracurricular 
reading. His shipmates ... the plebes . . . wore a path to his door in finding 
the answers to professional questions ... he could hardly be stumped in this 
line. The youngsters were intrigued and occasionally annoyed ... by his inter- 
est in their conduct and welfare. The cry, There goes Ernie struck fear m the 
hearts of the underclass for they knew that meant discipline was in the offing. 
His classmates enjoyed his ready humor and subtle remarks ... he has the dis- 
tinction of being the only midshipman whose grin is listed in the Light List for 
the East Coast. 



SIOUX FALLS 
SOUTH DAKOTA 




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ABERDEEN 
SOUTH DAKOTA 



GEORGE ARTHUR LEIGHTON, JR. 

Here's a quiet unassuming fellow who has really got life right under his hat . . . 
George is a gentleman . . . immaculately groomed always . . . soft spoken . . . 
considerate . . . rowdiness or anything resembling it just aren't in the world 
that surrounds this fellow . . . George really hits the books . . . his Do One Jol 
at a Time and Do it Good attitude has won him the respect of his academic com- 
petition . . . George is far from the middle of the road . . . this is borne out by 
the fact that he rates pheasant as his favorite dish . . . pheasant? . . . must be 
something to eat . . . athletically George is a swell bean bag tosser . . . that 
doesn't keep him from getting out there and giving his all . . . appreciative of 
life's finer things . . . good music . . . gentleman's pursuits . . . gentle women 
who fit into his quiet well-ordered life . . . just about anyone finds it easy to 
get along with George ... he makes it so easy . . . incapable of intentional 
injury . . . things just aren't accomplished by force ... a little well-applied 
finesse will go a long way . . . although his circles are not wide he builds strong 
friends and worthy admirers . . . the hand that moulded George was a skilled 
hand ... it was a hand that appreciated the beauty of a straight simple true 
being. 




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WILLISTON 
NORTH DAKOTA 



JAMES HAROLD SMEDS 

Hulky . . . affable . . . faintly disorganized . . . cronic worrier . . . genuinely 
companionable . . . plugger . .-.- Smeds is the natural fit for the yoke of domestic 
burdens . . . the pipe and slipper type from the core out . . . abundantly supplied 
with deep human understanding and emotions . . . lover of all that embraces 
the simple earthly aspects of life . . . whether draped with his flowing Army 
robe or fitted out in blue service the slightly ungainly figure and natural warmth 
cannot be disguised ... no matter where he is Smeds has a friend there who is 
greeted in his perpetually playful manner. A small town boyhood and a couple 
of years at the University of North Dakota led up to his taking the oath . . . 
since then it has been a different oath that he's been muttering . . . Smeds has 
to fight the academics . . . but his tenacity and determination are capable of 
overcoming greater things than Annapolis academics ... his ability to always 
have a bigger story usually at the expense of a fellow North Dakota Norwegian 
has given him a general-store, cracker-barrel reputation . . . proud of what has 
made him . . . proud of that which he is: his friends, his solid character, family 
and a life of reality and self-made success . . . absolutely untarnished by conceit, 
smugness or false airs ... a genuine, natural person. 



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WARREN PAUL WHITE 

Why did you ever join the Navy someone asked . . . Just a damn fool kid «j 
seventeen, was the reply . . . that was seven years ago . . . he'll still be in 
seventeen more ... if he got out everything would be perfect . . . nothing to 
gripe about . . . not like Warren to be satisfied . . . even when he makes 
admiral ... a master of the cornet in his high school band ... an advocate of 
liberal, very liberal education . . . really gets this dragging stuff . . . the only 
thing he never complained about . . . finally got off the Nav bush . . . once . . . 
first class year, that was . . . mechanical engineering club kept his interest for 
two years . . . never could get him interested in the Portuguese Club after . . . 
that two year Dago fiasco ... to use his words ... a four man room youngster year 
was too noisy for Whitey to concentrate on his letter writing . . . voluminous 
correspondence . . . wrote to every college east of the Mississippi . . . but 
finally decided to try Navy for twenty years or so. 




JAMESTOWN 
NORTH DAKOTA 



LEONARD VERNE DELLING 

A person that has his own beliefs and sticks to them . . . tries to help the 
underdog . . . doesn't apple polish his superiors . . . says what he really feels 
... his wife calls him Roger . . . consequently everyone calls him Roger . . . 
let him tell you about the crates of oranges and apples he used to leave around 
down at the warehouse . . . then go to the gym for a real workout . . . leaving 
his co-workers exhausted. Then there were the jobs on the road gang . . . and 
the newspaper where he went up like a sky rocket . . . didn't shop for sen- 
iority . . . that's how Roger got his good solid ways . . . from working with 
men . . . been on his own for years ... he looks no worse in the morning than 
during the day . . . which isn't so bad either . . . you can get used to it in four 
years . . . easy. Has a sense of humor . . . Roger wants to get in the foreign 
service ... as a diplomat . . . always reading text and course books for foreign 
service applicants . . . outspoken and unsympathetic with egotists according 
to his wife . . . I've told him many times that he's just about the most undip- 
lomatic person in the world . . . if he'd try anything else he'd probably make 
out better. 




GREAT FALLS 
MONTANA 



FRANCIS CHARLES FOGARTY 

Spent his early life in Montana ... a fat little fellow . . . with a big smile ... a 
fact proven by snapshots of a red wagon . . . and Fog . . . you wouldn't know 
it to look at him now. Grew up tinkering with cars and motorcycles . . . 
bought a cycle . . . tied it together with wire . . . risked his neck jumping the 
sand dunes of Great Fails. Worked at a filling station after school . . . when 
football, track or baseball didn't interfere. A skiing enthusiast ... a scarred 
face bears witness to his intimate relations with same. Kept in football trim 
each summer as a ranch hand . . . hard work and good chow. He was greeted 
with open arms by the Sigma Chi's of Montana State. Working one day in a 
sugar beet field ... to ease the labor shortage . . . Frank decided the Naval 
Air Corps was the place for him . . . Montana School of Mines . . . Seattle Air 
Station . . . both saw him soon after his decision. A hard worker . . . gives 
each job his complete attention. Only number one on his lists gets letters . . . 
magazines are just something more to throw away ... no lost motion with 
Frank . . . everything is functional. Sunny disposition . . . big feet . . . Irish 
heritage . . . sounds like a good cop. Has wanderlust . . . only to find the best 
place in the U.S. . . . then park there for good. 




GREAT FALLS 
MONTANA 



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TORRINGTON 
WYOMING 




CHARLES ADDISON FOWLER, III 

Fowler has found the Academy too slow moving to absorb all his energy . . . 
outside activities are as much a part of his life as are the uniform and it's 
various connected events . . . trains are his passion and they lead him a merry 
life . . . spare minutes are spent grubbing for the latest railroad news in maga- 
zines and books . . . cruise liberties are spent scanning the yards with a hungry 
expert eye ... a whistle in the night doesn't help his gypsy feet one bit . . . 
this interest led to the Herculean feat of taking a mechanical engineering cor- 
respondence course on top of what the Navy piles on . . . that sort of makes 
the rest of us look like dawling idlers when we are stacked up against someone 
like Fowler . . . when he isn't examining his latest pin-up locomotive he is 
usually venting his opinion on Maryland weather in good deep-sea-sailor 
language . . . four years with the choir have made him very much noticed by 
the balcony bobby-soxers ... in spite of that quiet front he possesses a sense 
of humor of startling proportions . . . Fowler is one of those fellows who can 
put forth tremendous efforts once his interest is aroused . . .he's definitely a 
quiet man but they are the boys who make history. 




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CASPER 
WYOMING 



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ROBERT HUGH MEENAN 

Some people can hear the sea calling to them . . . some can hear it even in a 
sealess place like Wyoming . . . some people just have to go when the sea 
calls. This victim heard and followed . . . maybe it was the swagger of the 
salts he saw in the V-12 program during his year at Notre Dame . . . maybe 
he was just born to have salt spray in his face and his nose up against a sextant. 
Whatever it was Rhett just couldn't resist the Navy ... a confirmed bachelor 
... a guy just has to be cautious in the world of women. Academics are simply 
an everyday habit that becomes as easy as brushing your teeth . . . how we 
wish we could treat them as such. Quiet and unassuming ... a ready Irish 
smile that is only surpassed by his quiet natural laugh ... a fine Irish temper 
to go with it that is hard to raise but is really a spectacle when unleashed. A 
handy athlete . . . sports are for the individual's pleasure and Bob enjoys 
many. Like many of his fellow classmates Bob forsees a long and pleasant 
stay with the Navy . . . his industriousness and versatility pomt in that same 
direction . . . but he will always carry his brand with him. He's a Westerner 
and the plains and mountains are stamped on him . . . there are a lot of watery 
miles between here and that quiet cottage in Wyoming. 




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WYOMING 



BENJAMIN HUGH PESTER 

Blessed with an unusually amiable personality enhanced by its frank sincerity 
. . . Benny Pester has accumulated countless friends among all classes through- 
out the Brigade . . . never too busy for a few words with a buddy . . . you 
might just say he's never too busy. Limits his few worries almost entirely to 
his love life ... his most serious pursuit. Academics offer his quick mind little 
real trouble . . . thus more time for letters. Although not obviously Blue and 
Gold . . . here is a man who possesses spirit deep in sincerity ... an ardent 
supporter of the football and basketball teams . . . always present with an 
encouraging word. Looking to the future he dreams getting down to the serious 
business of raising Navy Juniors . . . having made a mental note to obtain an 
appointment for Ben Henry Pester . . . Class of '68-B. Benny believes in the 
plebe system but leaves the severe running to his more serious classmates. 
The fourth class flocked to his room as a happy haven from the torments of 
plebe year. No party is complete without the rich base tones of Pester's voice 
ringing out his weird animal calls and western ballads. His presence is a 
necessity for any successful barber shop quartette. Likes an occasional snort 
... is handy with a pool cue . . . has a habit of holding full houses and rolling 
naturals. 



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ROBERT RAY CARSON 

It can safely be said that Bob has lived a lifetime at 22. His acquaintances 
hold up that statement by the unconscious eagerness they display to wrangle 
an opinion from him on any matter of conjecture. The casual, easygoing lad 
from Kansas has traversed our United States quite thoroughly and has carried 
with him a good deal of the fruits of experience. After graduation day at 
McPherson H.S. in Kansas, Bob enjoyed college life at Kansas University, 
Colorado University, Northwestern and Penn State all in a two year span. 
At Northwestern and Penn State the big fellow studied under the guidance of 
Uncle Sam as a prospective Marine officer. True to western tradition, Bob is 
an expert horseman and has actually won a calf roping contest at the annual 
Rodeo at Cheyenne. In the same breath he does better than the average as a 
skier and takes advantage of the summer afternoons to hunt and fish. Bob is 
naturally quiet, but congenial and together they give him a quality of calmness 
that is particularly enviable. Another person as casual as Bob might possibly 
be termed indifferent but an active mind, an interest glance and a profound 
sense of judgment work behind his exterior serenity to make you want to 
know him. 





DENVER 
COLORADO 



REX CARR EATON, JR. 

Some people come from Navy families and become Navy Juniors . . . while 
others come from Army families and become Army Brats . . . Rex comes from 
a family of golfers . . . and would rather tee-off in a potato patch than eat a 
steak dinner ... it says here. His early golfing in the Rocky Mountains of 
Colorado made the Academy course a breeze . . . even with its radio towers 
. . . telephone poles . . . and Navy Juniors. His favorite sports . . . golf . . . 
hunting ... he was captain of the golf team . . . fishing . . . would rather play 
golf than drag . . . plebe rifle team . . . any day when there is less than a whole 
gale blowing is wasted unless it's spent on a golf course. In the evenings . . . 
when you can't play golf . . . his interests varied. He kept academics well 
enough in the foreground to stand near the top of his class. He loved a bull 
session. Sleep was a big item in his life . . . just resting up for my daily tramp 
around the links. Back in Colorado the family is pretty well known . . . yep, 
they even named a town after us . . . Eatonpille, Colorado . . . pretty little place. A 
slow-moving voice and a one sided smile ... a ruddy face and a big sense of 
humor . . . full of practical jokes and twice told tales. He likes to dance ... so 
long as it does not interfere with his golf. 




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COLORADO 



CHARLES MORGAN LANE 

A craggy peak . . . topped with snow . . . rising out of the splendor of a desert 
sunset ... a lowing herd of cattle preparing for the night ... a curling wisp 
of smoke floating up into the still air ... a chuck-wagon parked to one side . . . 
its pans gleaming red with the setting sun . . . these are the dreams of Charlie 
Lane ... a wrangler turned sailor . . . and doing a good job of it ... as he does 
everything ... a warm friendliness ... an expansive nature ... a love of all 
that is comfortable and congenial . . . groping feebly for his pre-reveille 
cigarette . . . conversation before breakfast consisting of a series of assorted 
grunts . . . until his morning coffee . . . black and sugarless ... I didn't even 
hear the lell . . . what do we have first period? . . . Oh, no . . . not Juice . . . 
spot one for ~h{avy . . . that Mankctyblank Steam prof ... his room the meeting 
place of all who desire a friendly greeting ... a skag ... a little refreshment 
. . . unparalleled in his exploits with the fairer sex . . . always a good topic 
for conversation . . . and incidentally for a good deal of disbelief. ... his 
room a mass of chipped paint and falling plaster ... his bed and locker in 
various stages of disarray . . . lending stark testimony to the battles of the 
various gladiators who have used his room as an arena . . . never complaining 
however . . . Oh . . .I'll have the maid clean it up in the morning. 




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DENVER 
COLORADO 




MORRIS MONTELL SMITH 

The Westerner . . . raw boned . . . neatly tapered trunk . . . calm unruffled 
attitude . . . Smitty is so easygoing that neither mountains nor men can erase 
that congenial smile and it would take a tidal wave to dampen his spirit. 
Like so many of us who are attracted by the sea, Smitty grew up barefooted 
and well within earshot of lowing herds and neighing cow ponies ... at- 
tracted by the sea, did we say . . . Smitty claims he was shanghied . . . but 
young Montell isn't the narrow-minded type . . . he's a cattleman who loves 
to herd sheep. Coming of age Smitty decided to venture into the world to 
seek his fortunes ... hit the jackpot in a short while, when one of California's 
best Navy recruiters roped and tied him in true Navy fashion . . . thence via 
Eagle boats and NAPS to the Academy. Smitty is just so natural and good- 
natured that he is buddy to all . . . young and old . . . male and female . . . 
everyone takes to Smith. In his more serious moments Smith is really the 
intellect . . . academics melt at his entrance ... his book shelf is a muster list 
of the world's greats. We all wonder at times just where Smitty will end up 
. . . but it just doesn't matter much . . . he'll be happy no matter where he is 
and sooner or later he is going to get back to the beautiful spot called home. 



TRINIDAD 
COLORADO 




ROBERT McELFRESH TATUM 

Bob Tatum is a product of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Tall . . . lean 
. . . and you name it . . . has packed his bag of bones from one side of the 
United States to the other . . . either in the Army or looking for Indian writings 
and picture carvings ... he is one of the best known archaeologists in the 
country ... he spends his spare time writing articles on this subject for scien- 
tific magazines throughout the country . . . has even written for a Russian 
magazine but after taking two years of Russian at the Academy had to have 
someone else translate the articles for him. By nature a gentle soul ... a mad- 
man when turned loose in museums . . . loaded with petroglyphs. Booper can 
usually be found enjoying his summer leave crouched in a cave somewhere in 
Colorado reading over the various and sundry configurations of Indian lore . . . 
however you can't sell him short when it comes to the pursuit of the more 
common pleasure leaves have to offer. The only field in which he displays any 
amount of uninhibited energy is that of letter writing. To keep up to date on 
the archaeological world Bob writes a hundred letters a week. A Math major at 
Minnesota and Yale . . . Math profs don't agree that his way is better. Don't 
be surprised if in future years you hear of a Naval expedition being led by 
R. M. Tatum into the wilds of Siberia with intentions of investigating how 
early man crossed the Bering Straits down into North America. 



ROSWELL 
NEW MEXICO 




LUCIUS VINCENT diLORENZO 

Liquor is a snare and delusion . . . women are the salvation of mankind. The 
Beaver bases his motto on a pretty Baltimore belle and to personal abstinence. 
Has two ambitions ... to marry and to earn wings. Born protesting violently 
. . . has been doing so ever since . . . disappointed in the lack of military 
efficiency here at Navy ... he became the Beaver . . . short for eager beaver 
. . . the title is incongruous as he is one of the laziest men alive. A radiator 
squad quarterback . . . can't see taking a physical strain . . . evidenced by 
making first-string sub-and-weak squad yearly. Mr. Jones took a terrific 
beating of the old ego during plebe year . . . mainly from the Academic Depart- 
ments. An honor graduate from high school, he apparently forgot all he ever 
knew while in the army. Common sense enough to make the best of the situa- 
tion ... he does not gripe about something that was obviously sour grapes. 
Nicknames a plenty have fallen upon his shoulders, but all save his real name 
and the nicknames that come from it are greeted with a smile. We will give 
even odds that the future Mrs. diLorenzo will wear the trousers of the family 
and direct the career. 



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WILLIAM GOEBEL IKARD, II 

Went to the Institute . . . will tell you about it if you catch him awake . . . 
always looks like he's going to sleep . . . just on the verge . . . but it's alive 
and functioning . . . gets mad at . . . llcy Ike, wake up kid. Never over-exerts 
. . . save on the track team where he runs a hard-breathing four-forty. Always 
manages to make the classes . . . bells . . . drills . . . formations on schedule 
. . . rarely says enough to let people know he's around . . . but they know it 
anyway. It's Ike the man with the wood to saw . . . with the vertical sleeping 
brace . . . with the good marks in academics. When he laughs the situation is 
justifiably humorous . . . tall . . . long-legged . . . gaunt . . . more nearly 
starved. Doesn't seem to move . . . things come his way . . . even the demerits 
. . . doesn't know how or why just drops by and initials the list. Ike . . . 
untypically . . . roars out to football in the seasonal evenings . . . manages the 
team . . . knows sports . . . probably considers it a duty. Knowledge ... no 
matter what it may be . . . seems to seep in somewhere . . . into the Ikard 
... he must get it along the line somehow . . . but it baffles us . . . Ike . . . 
Hey, Ike . . . Ike! . . . wake up kiJ . . . decided to play ball his last year in- 
stead of managing . . . got itchy feet watching . . . woke up . . . has a unique 
laugh ... an indifferent chortling snort which casts a fallen-flat shadow on the 
drollest wit . . . the curly-haired drowser from the plains . . . stalks his way 
through it all. 




MESQUITE 
NEW MEXICO 



MARVIN M. McKINLEY, JR. 

Mac is by far the Brigade's most unconventional character ... it must be the 
right way for him because nobody seems as consistently happy and carefree as 
he . . . somewhere he has found the secret of living life to the brim and even 
slopping a little over now and then . . . he's a big fellow . . . casual about his 
manner and appearance . . . master of practical jokes and a fanatic champion 
of anything that concerns violence or disorder . . . but behind this colorful 
front lies a person as capable of handling the serious side of things as the best 
of us . . . his knowledge of everything from sheep to Oriental religions never 
ceases to amaze us . . . nothing will amaze you when you consider the back- 
ground of our subject . . . there is some wild country in this continent but 
nothing surpasses the violence and mightiness of the hills and forests that Mac 
calls home . . . nothing short of a hurricane disturbs him . . .he's had more time 
in the saddle than most horses have under one . . . been chased out of Texas 
sixty-nine times and has chased all the Texans out on a couple of occasions . . . 
academics are just like everything else ... he sits on his books while he plays 
bridge and somehow he knows the answers when he gets to class ... to make 
any predictions about where Mac will go in life and what he'll do when he 
gets there would be foolhardy. 




MOUNTAINAIR 
NEW MEXICO 



MERRILL LAFAYETTE NORTON 

Merrill is an exacting sort of person . . . erect nearly stiff posture . . . abrupt 
businesslike attitude . . . sharp crisp appearance . . . confident . . . aggressive 
. . . the military man through and through. Coordination is one of his strong 
points . . . both mentally and athletically he works like a well-oiled watch 
. . . never doubting his own ability . . . never hesitant of his course ... all 
this and wavy hair too . . . about women he is very narrow-minded . . . the 
only ones he'll have anything to do with are those between the ages of nine 
and fifty-nine. Merrill was well prepared for Navy having been a student at 
both New Mexico Military Institute and Texas Tech . . . reputation lies 
wholly in his righteousness . . . righteousness backed by honest ability ... his 
rugged constitution is the product of years of conscientious weight lifting . . . 
this weight lifting combined with his gymnastic skill makes him readily 
adaptable to anything in the way of action. ... He is inclined to be passed 
unnoticed unless you have definite contact with him and then you begin to 
feel his talents in spite of his quiet modesty . . . serious though he is, he is too 
clever to let seriousness reign unbalanced . . . that brings forth his rather quiet 
sense of humor that gives him the necessary congeniality. 




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NEW MEXICO 



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PHOENIX 
ARIZONA 




CHARLES LESTER LEWIS 

Born in God's country . . . raised in God's country . . . pines for God's country 
. . . where? . . . Arizona of course . . . how he ever found the Navy is beyond 
us . . . guess those things happen in God's country . . . ex-sea scout ... ate 
it up . . . best Sea Scout God's country ever saw . . . nasty old pipe smoker 
. . . motto: People have more damn fun than anyhody . . . sail boats . . . hunting . . . 
fishing . . . photography . . . swimming . . . God's country . . . call me Chuck 
... he fits just about anywhere outdoors . . . has a little trouble getting used 
to all these houses and autos back East here . . . nothing like God's country 
. . . takes an interest in our earthy pursuits such as dragging and dragging . . . 
didn't make much of a dent m the athletic association . . . started at the bottom 
with company sports . . . must have liked them . . .he's still in 'em . . . Chuck 
just ain't right when he's away from God's country . . . kinda quiet . . . 
easygoing . . . affable . . . unexcitable . . . pretty good advertisement for 
God's country ... his only regret is that they don't have Sunday afternoon 
yawl trips back in God's country . . . somewhat of a worrier . . . not a chronic 
. . . just gives that impression . . . we better keep a keen eye on him or we're 
apt to find that he has gone right back to God's country . . . God's country. 



PATAGONIA 
ARIZONA 




GUY WADSWORTH RIGGS 

Rawboned . . . lanky ... a tangle of bones and a big smile ... as human as 
Huck Finn ... as genuine as a punch in the nose . . . Guy has captured the art 
of getting along with the world in all its aspects ... an ex-quartermaster from 
amphibious . . . Laughing Boy has an unconventional streak running clear through 
him . . . one that makes him more interesting and likeable than ever . . . his 
tremendous flat feet thrash around in front of him in good-natured chaos . . . 
somehow he is connected with the oft quoted phrase I'd rather he right than 
Riggs . . . charm doesn't seem a term that is really masculine . . . but Riggs can 
combine masculinity and charm in such proportions that they really jive . . . 
lover of life's earthy pursuits . . . simple beauty and wholesome thinking are 
colorful strains in his colorful outlook and attitude ... a pliable character 
that can fit into any niche and really have a good time doing it ... a gentleman 
above all else . . . Guy's good nature lets him in for loads of good-natured 
running from those around him ... an optimist . . . women ... he's a natural 
. . . it's hard to understand how he has remained unhooked as long as this . . . 
we sort of think Guy has the right things in the right amounts . . . and in the 
right places. 




DAVID LLOYD WRIGHT 

Others say it is sand, rock, and sagebrush . . . but to Dave it's home sweet 
home. What others fail to see are the green irrigated valleys . . . the mountains 
and cowboys . . . the air like sparkling burgundy . . . yellow deserts sprinkled 
with red rock . . . and organ cactus . . . but of course they don't have a copy 
of Arizona Highways to tell them. His habitually serious look has acquired for 
him the title of The Great Stone Face. Combine this with red hair . . . the 
color and texture of Arizona sand . . . clipped short . . . dark eyes that narrow 
down to mere slits when angered . . . and you begin to see Dave. Now add a 
pair of cowboy boots and spurs ... a slight western drawl . . . and legs 
that don't quite meet in the middle . . . and the picture is complete. The 
plebes know him for his long lectures on why they should be good ... his wife 
for his desk drawer always well stocked with cigarettes ... his classmates 
for his hate of cold weather . . . and the women for his enigmatic character. 
With Anne Baxter as his cousin, a famous architect for a grandfather, and an 
uncle that sells Four Roses the least we can expect from Dave is a second 
John Paul Jones. 



PHOENIX 
ARIZONA 



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EUGENE SANDERS BOWERS 

Eugene S. Bowers, better known as Gene ... or to his best friends as Corts 
. . . because of his short rather pudgy stature. I assure you that Corts coming 
from Spanish and meaning short has no connection to his being on the short 
end of his Dago grades at different times. Gene is an all-around man . . . 
versatile as you might put it. In a crowd you can always find him . . . good for 
a dozen laughs . . . and doing his share to make the party far from dull Before 
putting his sights on U.S. Navy Gene graced the University of Utah campus 
which is located in his home town of Salt Lake City . . . with his presence as 
an engineering student. For two years he strove for honors within the various 
academic halls of this institute. During the two years that he spent on the 
campus of the U. of U. his activities were many and varied. Besides being a 
member of a number of societies and clubs, Gene found time to participate in 
track and other athletics ... as well as making the local circles in his little 
Ford coupe. While not attending school Gene worked at various odd jobs 
some of which included clerk in the Post Office, contractors work at Hill 
Field, U.S. Army air Base and assisting his dad who is recognized as one of the 
best contractors in Utah. Gene's hobbies are typical of any Utah mountaineer 
as can readily be seen from his love for skiing. On the side he manages to work 
in photography and others. 




SALT LAKE CITY 
UTAH 



JOHN DeGOEDE 

The secret of success is constancy of purpose . . . determination and fight are 
the tools Johnny relies on . . . his trademarks; a firm erect posture and a whim- 
sical half-smile expression . . . came to '48 via the back door . . . turned back 
by way of the Skinny Department . . . abundant energy is in harmony with his 
general restlessness . . . chronic pre-breakfast grouch . . . amiable and fun loving 
when sleep has worn off . . . slightly unconventional . . . will argue with 
anyone on anything . . . never shy about offering his opinions which are far 
from middle-of-the-roadish ... is appreciative of the fairer sex and never 
passes up an opportunity to become better acquainted with their enchanting 
world ... his jitterbuggmg abilities and his smooth waltz speak well for his 
endeavors . . . his life previous to Navy explains his natural straightforward 
manner and outlook . . . fond of hunting, fishing, skiing and chasing jack rabbits 
into gopher holes . . . son of the wild west . . . even his midshipman's cap 
assumes the casual angle that is associated with a ten gallon felt . . . Johnny 
can conform to nearly any pattern . . . hop night he looks like a polished apple 
... on the soccer field he looks like a mad mule . . . always ready to string 
along on any wild venture . . . loyal . . . hardworking . . . conscientious. 




OGDEN 
UTAH 



ROBERT CAMILLE VANCE 

Bud spent the best part of four years explaining and proving that there was 
something more in Utah than salt deserts ... he spoke of the scenery . . . 
majestic mountains . . . deep canyons . . . natural bridges . . . the types he dis- 
played on his locker door. His camera recorded for the credulous the gay times 
to be had at the Patio and other places where the people of Ogden spend their 
Saturday nights. A mirror of the state's ideals . . . from the traditional 
Mormon religion ... to its motto . . . industry. His class standing reflected it 
... as did the serious determination with which he completed his assigned 
work. An ardent believer in activity ... he spent his spare time dancing . . . 
horseback riding . . . swimming . . . sailing ... or in his favorite . . . football. 
At the Academy he lost enough weight to play 150-pound football . . . thus 
helped that team to victory and himself to a letter. Beneath the head of bushy 
hair and behind the usually furrowed brow lies buried some unusual talent 
... his hobby of hypnotism . . . which really works . . . and a suppressed 
jocundity which sometimes emerges in a flash of wit. Usually cheerful ... his 
only complaints are the eyes that can squeeze a bare 5-20 . . . and the curse of a 
surname that won him the nickname of Philo. 




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UTAH 



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JOHN EVASOVICH 

His quiet unpretentious manner . . . made for him an abundance of friends . . . 
it was easy ... for to Ivan friendship had more than special significance ... at 
time he was even sensitive about it. He had his moods . . . but never projected 
them on others . . . seldom lost his temper . . . when he did he closed up like 
a clam. Seldom likes or dislikes by degrees or shades ... is more apt to be 
extreme one way or the other . . .it's either love or contempt ... in the latter 
category few things are tangible . . . holding the sack as section leader is prob- 
ably the only one mentionable. Most of those who took Russian had reasons 
for doing so . . . some like the idea . . . some didn't know any better . . . some 
made an error . . . but not John . . . with his Serbian background he did well 
... in fact he starred in it and became an active member of the Russian Club. 
His daydreams take him back to Nevada ... to a mining shack nowhere in 
particular but away from somewhere ... to a small sheep herder's camp fire 
out under the desert stars . . . that was when he wanted to get away from it 
all . . . actually admits a fondness for the east rarely found in a westerner. 



LAS VEGAS 
NEVADA 




ROBERT STANLEY LEE 

Presenting a united combination of fun, laughter, and hilarity . . . the dynamic 
personality . . . rounded out with calisthenics and the happy smile . . . alert 
. . . quick . . . and corny . . . this is the external Handsome-Bob . . . but there is 
another . . . equally dynamic Lee. This is the Lee that blew in with the sands 
of Nevada . . . intense . . . intelligent . . . sober. The speaking-German-like-a- 
native Lee . . . the serious minded lad looking to the sea . . . the clean-cut kid. 
The man everybody ran because he took it so well . . . the man that would 
drag a brick and say she was very nice ... he couldn't see what people meant 
by brick . . . couldn't see a lot of things . . . things he hadn't experienced in 
the land of sands and roulette . . . Bob had led a pure life ... he is still leading 
it . . . while we are the first to admit it ... he would wonder what a pure life 
was. Exercise is the ultimate in self improvement he would say ... if it's 
good for the body, he's for it . . . gotta stay in shape . . . get a little workout 
. . . sure, Lefty, sure. Invariably takes things seriously til he sees the humor 
. . . and then it's funny for the rest of his life . . . laughs for half an hour at the 
sixteenth rendition. Go ahead . . . Lee . . . pour that sand out of your shoes. 



FERNLEY 
NEVADA 




CHARLES AUGUSTUS SHEEHAN 

People are still trying to figure out just how Chuck received his appointment 
to the Naval Academy since Nevada doesn't have the required population to 
rate one representative. However . . . Chuck swears that his state does have 
one representative . . . due to the big heartedness of the American people. 
Chuck has made quite a name for himself by playing basketball for Navy. His 
ball playing started in high school where he co-starred with his three brothers 
for a period of four years. Pre-Navy days were spent at the University of 
Nevada playing football, basketball, and throwing gay parties at the A.T.O. 
house. For the Gold and Blue, Chuck has won his N twice. Although never 
starring in academics ... he always came through . . . with as little work as 
possible . . . and much moaning because his wives talked during study hour 
. . . keeping him awake. Chuck maintains that Navy Tech could be run on the 
same system as a fraternity . . . even though the Executive Department has 
tried to convince him that his theory is all wrong ... he is still a firm believer. 
His toaster . . . extra radio . . . et cetera, were hardly ever found. After 
serving his tour at sea Chuck is planning to apply for flight training ... the 
sea going Navy is much too slow. 



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The other shore . . . the rangy roaring tranquility of the Pacific with Los Angeles sprawling north- 
ward to San Francisco, the city of the Night ... to Salem, Portland, and green Seattle. Medford and 
Walla Walla . . . the cathedral greatness of the forests in the ramulose Northwest. Oregon Pine . . . 
Douglas Fir . . . redwood . . . board feet by the billions . . . the natural climate . . . scenic color . . . 
seascapes . . . the gold . . . Hollywood . . . oil . . . cattle . . . cotton. The pleasures of man have been 
concentrated in the Pacific . . . the play spot of millions of drifting souls . . . spreading out from the 
Rockies . . . from the Owyhee . . . from the Columbia to the sea as independent as the man it produces. 



WENATCHEE 
WASHINGTON 



BENJAMIN WILLEY BEVIS 

His work at Columbia Prep brought him to the Academy with graduation 
somewhat more real than a dream . . . consistent work and planning got him 
here . . . kept him here . . . made his dream of graduation come true. Whether 
on academics or extracurricular affairs . . . planning brought him a good share 
of success . . . feels that he is accomplishing most when organizing some event 
. . . the next varsity crew meet . . . the next issue of the Trident ... or his next 
dragging week end. Ben's humor appreciation has always prevailed . . . even 
with the chips on the other side of the table . . . sketched his happy attitude 
into his painting. Bridge . . . one of Ben's favorite pastimes . . . was developed 
on the Randolph ... he does very well in that too. Most in his element at a 
social function ... his savoir faire helped everyone to be a little more genial. 
Ben has gleaned from the Academy the qualities which he thinks . . . when 
mixed with hard work . . . will produce success. An attitude indicative of 
future accomplishment. Towheaded . . . talented . . . quick witted . . . always 
on the move. Watch him . . . when you get to the top . . . you'll find Ben. 






DAVID RICHARD HAMLIN 

Born on Guam . . . lived in Hawaii . . . but now calls himself a Washingtonian 
. . . proud that he is a Navy Junior . . . came to us directly from high school 
. . . although younger than most of his classmates, he never is troubled with 
academics . . . slow . . . calm . . . certain, he comes through successfully. 
Spends his spare moments with some complicated radio circuit and playing 
with electrons . . . loves poetry and classical music since they represent much 
of his personality . . . has no trouble in getting along with people . . . peaceful 
outlook on life . . . hops, informals, and women seldom stir him . . . always 
will listen to a classmates amourous adventures . . . roomed with Montalvo 
. . . what a combination these two made . . . future assured as a Naval officer 
. . . ready for the scenes of life yet to come ... is fond of sea duty . . . enjoys 
speaking Spanish . . . dislikes Maryland summers . . . too hot . . . but fond of 
winter weather . . . has traveled extensively . . . attended nine different 
grammar schools and seven different high schools . . . wants to become an 
engineer in electronics . . . the atomic age is here to stay . . . and so is Dave. 
What really goes on behind this quiet exterior is still a secret — but we like 
him. 



SEATTLE 
WASHINGTON 




POMEROY 
WASHINGTON 



RICHARD BUCHET HODSON 

Richard Buchet Hodson . . . seems to have only existed in the East after having 
come to Navy from his beloved Great Northwest, namely Pomeroy, Wash- 
ington. Dick or Stud (to his closer friends) clamors for the wholesome out- 
doors and the life that goes with fishing in a cool, clear trout stream. Dick is 
a great one with the basketball which he handles with ease and proficiency 
... he loves that game . . . same goes for tennis . . . during off-hours one can 
always find him playing one of the two. Academic trouble . . . what's that? 
. . . course, he has been known to hide his classmates slide rules and break their 
pencil points in class. But, he's forgiven. Dick loves "quality" music and his 
record gatherings take a goodly portion of his week-end liberties. Nelson 
Eddy is one of the tops with him. If you ever want to make a little wager on 
a sports event, see Dick ... he always gives points. Little girls, or even big 
girls, don't phase him. They're destined to play a larger part in his life later 
on . . . when he has the time and feels like being distracted. Any commissary 
department will come out on the short end while feeding this man ... he 
loves his chow, and usually manages to put away his share in any man's lan- 
guage. 




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JOHN WINTON KLINEFELTER 

Way back in 1925 Jocko came upon the scene even then bragging about the 
famous Japanese Current which is supposed to make Seattle the Honda of thr 
West Coast . . . took up skiing as a hobby and recreational sport. Attended 
University of Washington and Rutherford Prep . . . will we ever forget his 
exploits in Santa Monica? . . . not if he can help it. Passed the entrance require 
ments . . . entered Navy . . . became coxswain of the undefeated plebe crew 
. . . later promoted to varsits coxswain . . . has easygoing disposition which 
brings him through everything. Not troubled by academics . . . tries to be a 
second Don Juan with varying success . . . wants to become a big industrialist 
some day . . . always following the stock market like a hawk . . . has visions of 
the Winton Motor Car regaining its former place in the automotive field . . . 
usually capable of fast thinking when put on the spot . . . spends Christmas 
leaves in any cheerful manner that presents itself ... his future assured . . . 
action speaks louder than words . . . has laughing sharp eyes which snap from 
spot to spot . . . smiling . . . but still drilling holes in whatever they see . . . 
how much they record is a mystery . . . they seem to accompany his neat wiry 
make-up in blended style . . . flagrantly blond Jocko pumping someone's hand 
and giving them the once over. 



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MILTON CLAY McFARLAND 

Mac's middle name was no misnomer . . . Henry Clay the orator had nothing 
on him . . . never stopped orating . . . any subject . . . pick a subject . . . from 
the Navy to . . . the finer things in life . . . Mac wdl deliver an opinion on them 
all . . . maybe it's hereditary ... his father is a minister . . . wonder if he 
needed a gouge for his sermons ... if he did that's hereditary too . . . Mac had a 
gouge for everything . . . files of 'em . . . plebe year, youngster year . . . every 
year . . . forsook the pulpit of his father for a pilot boat in Alaskan waters . . . 
after a year at University of Washington . . . quite mechanical minded . . . hard 
head, that is ... at Navy he devoted a good deal of his time to the Mechanical 
Engineering Club . . . president of it as reward for his tireless efforts . . . 
mainly along the line of persuading others to join . . . what a salesman . . . sure 
had no trouble selling his drags on the Navy ... a steady customer for Dahlgren 
Hall on Saturday night ... if there's something worth remembering, it should 
be written down . . . included a gouge on addresses as well as academics ... a 
football and basketball enthusiast . . . starred on second batt team . . . now it's 
a sermon on aviation ... if Mac will be a fly boy ... he may lack an audience 
up there in the clouds. 



BELLINGHAM 
WASHINGTON 




WILLIAM VINCENT MOORE 

A product of the scenic West . . . the land of evergreens . . . waterfalls . . . 
and mountains . . . yet Vince could tell you much more about the brass rail and 
smell of beer at Casey's bar around the corner than any of the natural beauty 
spots in Spokane. A powerful build made him a valuable man in sports. In 
the fall he was getting bruises with the J.V. football squad ... in the spring 
he was accomplishing the same result . . . with the varsity lacrosse team. His 
carefree manner is due to his ability to get something done with a minimum 
of effort . . . other traits include a facility for filling a whole room with smoke 
from his well-caked briar ... a knack for bridge and poker . . . plaved sys- 
tematically, interspersed with luck ... a capacity for coffee . . . which he con- 
sumes by the gallon . . . and the will power to stop chewing his fingernails 
. . . with the aid of an interested party . . . who is helping to shape his destiny. 
Ever since his days as a radio-gunner in the Navy . . . living has been continuallv 
on his mind ... he won't be completely happy until those gold wings .ire 
pinned on. But flyboy or not . . . he's sure to answer each new assignment of 
work with his familiar words . . . not too much! 



SPOKANE 
WASHINGTON 



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PAUL LEWIS QUINN 

The first thing you're consicious of upon meeting Paul is that height ... all 
six feet four inches of it . . . then on the double take you notice that white 
thatch of crowning glory on top . . . with the inevitable big grin setting it off. 
Height is the key word with Pablo ... he stands among the highest in his class 
. . . high in the field of sports ... a varsity crew man and basketballer . . . and 
the very highest in the eyes of all who know him. Hailing from Tacoma, Wash- 
ington . . . State of Washington that is, as we so often hear . . . Paul attributes 
his height to the irrevocable fact that there they grow everything big . . . from 
apples to the boys who stroke the Huskies' crew. Paul's year and a half in the 
Army Air Corps enabled him to enter Tech without the usual abrupt shock of 
the change from civilian life ... it was just khakis to blues . . . and he still 
wants to fly. Conscientious . . . hard-working . . . but ever ready to laugh 
makes Paul a grand person . . . and his unfailing desire to help . . . offer a little 
sympathy ... or sacrifice something for someone else make him truly a buddy. 
We are counting on big things from Pablo. 



TACOMA 
WASHINGTON 




TERRY ALLAN ROSS 

The fame of Yakima apples came to the Naval Academy with Terry from the 
great Northwest . . . since second class cruise when we were served apples the 
size of marbles bearing the famous Yakima label he has been strangely quiet on 
the subject. He maintained his lily-white complexion by keeping out of range 
of the harmful ultra-violet rays of the sun. On cruise he could always be found 
below decks . . . or if in port, sampling the local spirits. The Marines in 
Guantanamo knew him well ... he was practically a permanent fixture of their 
recreation hall. Terry's fame as a singer has spread throughout Bancroft Hall. 
The section lustily singing Army Mule while marching to class before a football 
game was certain to contain him. His lack of harmony was compensated in 
volume. A staunch believer in the reg book . . . never committing such crimes 
as not being in bed by taps or leaving the radio on five or ten minutes after study 
hour had begun. Reef Points took much of Terry's spare time ... he turned out 
a lot of the copy in this year's book. The fact that he has been a charter member 
of the sub squad probably induced him to follow his brother into submarines 
. . . where a man that can't stay on top of the water is duly appreciated. 



YAKIMA 
WASHINGTON 




CHARLES REASE BRALEY, JR. 

Every bit of his five feet and one-half inches is utilized in his distinctive rolling 
stride ... an outstanding identification feature. Possesses a thick black mop of 
hair . . . which he brushes continually . . . and which has a deep wave. His 
actions and speech are quick precise and distinct, clipped and stacatto ... it is 
the British in him some say. He reads anything and everything . . . even the 
advertisements . . . giving him a tremendous backlog of reserve odd facts and 
information . . . can inform anyone about anything. His power of concentration 
on the texts is prodigious and rock bound . . . enabling him to ask more ques- 
tions in class than any other ten men . . . remarks on the weather each day . . . 
lending his predications to all ... a hangfire from his days in the aerology school 
at Lakehurst. Claims to be a bachelor . . . but has been known to count the 
pickets on the fence occasionally . . . this is natural inasmuch as his primary 
objective is aviation . . . makes an excellent party man . . . it's the carefree ap- 
proach. His participation in track and his general wealth of sports information 
has made him a member of the press detail. Tried to raise a mustache once . . . 
even lie thought it was ghastly when it started growing in all directions at once 
... it was eliminated. 



MEDFORD 
OREGON 




332 




ANDREW LOUIS FRAHLER 

Andy was born with a baseball bat in his hand and a smile on his face. He- 
carried both with him through his Academy life . . . even managed to sport the 
latter in the dreary days of the Dark Ages. The greatest pitching arm in organ, 
hascball started fus career in the great Northwest . . . finally blossoming forth 
to Navy where he proved his ability by earning a varsity letter each year and 
becoming captain of the team. He did not confine his sports interests to baseball 
alone ... his knowledge and talent in this field was reflected by his frequent 
articles in the Log. A loyal son of the Northwest ... he could never reconcile 
himself to the habits of the people in the crowded East ... his thoughts con- 
tinually reverted back to his home state and the outdoors for which he yearned. 
Combining his ready smile with a shrewd business mind . . . Andy has the 
qualifications of a successful executive . . . he's always open for suggestions and 
eager to make a profit in any enterprise. Easily taking academics in his stnde 
... his inherent good nature and common sense will win him the same successes 
elsewhere that he has had here. 



PORTLAND 
OREGON 




HENRY BIDDLE JOHNSON 

After living for eighteen years in Oregon rainstorms . . . Hank became so water- 
logged that he decided the only life for him was sailing with the Navy ... at 
least he could stay on top of the water that way. It apparently suited him, too 
. . . his 32 continously gleaming hunks of ivory were constantly in motion help- 
ing to keep his classmates in as happy a state of mind as possible. To sleep 
constantly has been Hank's constant advice on how to best take Navy life . . . 
but any accusations directed at him for sleeping all the time are definitely false 
. . . the truth is that he lived from one Steam movie to the next. Noted for his 
escapades on liberty ... he hasn't satisfactorily explained yet how he wound up 
in the wrong hotel after his first football liberty. His quiet, unassuming blue 
eyes and blond hair always made Hank a ready and appreciated drag for the 
O.A.O.'s girl friend. More than five minutes alone with Hank was quite a 
risk . . . the eastern girls soon discovered that a West Coast gentleman knew 
all the tricks of the trade too. Like the unhappy but intelligent fifty per cent of 
his class he had no O.A.O. His thorough indoctrination into the Navy spirit 
should warrant a successful career in the Fleet. 



SALEM 
OREGON 




DELTON BOYER PRUNER 

Del came to Navy after attending Oregon State . . . V-12 at Willamette . . . 
he can't spell it either . . . and NAPS. He is not one of the B boys trying to 
stand number one . . . standing number two "would be O.K. with him . . . 
according to Del, Bull is sheer fruit . . . Dago is something else . . . strictly 
vegetable. A slow easygoing manner . . . has no time for arguments . . . never 
gives opinions unless asked . . . occasionally a flow of adjectives stream from 
his mouth extolling the glorious State of Oregon . . . any mention of Oregon in 
any magazine sends chills up and down his spine. Del's varsity sports are his 
studies . . . would easily win an N star in any one but would rather play 'em 
all . . . company cross-country and military track absorb the rest of his nervous 
energy. His chief hobby is an avid desire to read books and magazines . . . any- 
thing from Mother Goose to Atomic Fission. Pressing academic duties are doing a 
pretty good job of relegating his hobby to a back seat . . . especially since this 
new decelerated peacetime schedule has been in effect. Never one to enjoy the 
social pleasures of drinking and smoking Dels dissipations run from fresh 
women to beautiful food ... lay on McDnff. 



RIDDLE 
OREGON 



333 



HUGH DONALD ADAIR, JR. 

Nobody has ever quite figured Adair out . . . somewhere he picked up the handle 
Cactus Jack and that only lends fuel to the fire of mystery which surrounds him 
. . . this level-headed character has plenty of rumors tacked on him that may be 
clues to the real story behind his calm outer shell. Some say he rode the west- 
ern range as a deputy sheriff when he was still in his middle teens ... he comes 
from Atlanta and has a lush southern drawl that fits perfectly with his reserved 
nature and untouchable poise. Erect posture . . . alert appearance . . . militar- 
istic air about his actions and manners . . . we wonder sometimes if Jack's bliss- 
ful innocence and gullible attitude aren't just a clever guise to give us an oc- 
casional laugh. Quiet . . . serious to the nth degree . . . and, ironically enough, 
just a slightly different sense of humor . . . can never quite understand what amuses 
him . . . but amused he is, upon occasion Cactus is a conscientious worker and 
finds time for much that isn't included in the regular schedule . . . has a nice 
build earned through many hours of exercise and energetic participation in the 
more manly sports . . . Cactus is really an interesting classmate and we've 
always had loads of fun with him ... his trail will not be the beaten path. 




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LONG BEACH 
CALIFORNIA 



ROBERT CLYDE ALLEN 

Doc left a three-year term in the Fleet to join the ranks at Navy Tech. A saltier 
Navy man has never cruised Bancroft's corridors. His nickname — Doc — can 
also be traced back to his enlisted days . . . and his duties as a pharmacist mate, 
second class. The stations he served were many and varied ... a trail of broken 
hearts from Annapolis to Palmyra has been left by the casual Doc on his way 
from one place to another. Doc spent the biggest part of his spare time broad- 
ening his knowledge of poetry ... he liked anything from "Casey at the Bat" 
to "The Sonnets from the Portuguese." He had much of it memorized too . . . 
a couple of Manhattans was enough encouragement to get him to recite. When 
it comes to sea stories Doc can keep pace with the experts. His repertoire is 
one of the largest and the best . . . instead of dragging he would indoctrinate 
the civilian population of the East Coast in the ways of Navy life. The best 
description of the doctor would be to say he looks like Alan Ladd . . . reason 
enough why you should watch your drag when he is around. Aggressive as a 
puppy . . . Doc knows how to make the best of the moment at hand . . . that's 
his secret to success. 




SAN JOSE 
CALIFORNIA 



WILLIAM STEVENSON MacLAREN ARNOLD 

That long name belongs to a long fellow . . . Arnold's resemblance to Abraham 
Lincoln doesn't end with mere physical and facial likeness . . . quiet to an ex- 
treme . . . over-tolerant of others . . . broadminded and sympathetic. Ath- 
letically he is eager but ungifted . . . talented at handy work and crafts that 
require patience and exactness. Arnold is about the only Navy Junior we know 
who hasn't claimed to be an authority on the world in general . . . some people 
would call Arnold shy . . . he's just one of those persons who has learned that 
the listener learns twice as much as the talker. Arnold isn't a mixer . . . content 
to make a few true friends and to pursue his special interest alone he finds the 
crowd foreign to his quiet manner and outlook. High morals and ideals set his 
goal at the very top and if industry and good old down to earth plugging have 
anything to do with success then he'll reach that goal in the stars. True to the 
very core . . . with unswerving sincerity ... he puts himself out to be consider- 
ate and would rather hurt himself than another. Obliging and cooperative . . . 
Arnold doesn't make much noise but he is a man destined to win the hearts of 
many and the admiration of all. 




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EDWARD MARION AXTELL, JR. 

Ed, always in a good nature no matter what the time of day or place, hails from 
the town of Yreka which sets back in the hills of Northern California. Blackie 
was reared in the atomsphere of the cattle, mining and lumber country. He spent 
his summer vacations, and days off" from school fishing and hunting. He was 
known for miles around as the fisherman who always got the limit. A deer on 
the first day of deer hunting season was a common occurence to Young Ed He 
attended high school in Yreka making quite a name for himself. While in school 
Ed starred in football, baseball and track. His left hand passing and broken 
field running led his football team to the county championships. He was a 
straight A student in academics. After graduating he attended Central Missouri 
State Teachers College under the V-5 program With the hope of Annapolis 
always foremost in his thoughts, he, one day received a third alternate to Navy. 
Physical and mental qualifications cut the odds down until Ed was first on the 
list. Ed straightway passed all the tests required and his dream was a reality, 
he was a plebe. After retiring from the Navy, Ed wants to settle down in his 
northern California and spend his last days with his O.A.O. hunting and fishing 
in the land of his first love. 



GRENADA 
CALIFORNIA 




RICHARD WARD BATES 

Thinness . . . tall gaunt thinness . . . hands thin . . . hands of an artist, violin 
player, or draftsman ... a sinister figure walking erect ... a rigid thin erectness 
... an intensity of self-application rarely found in any man ... a worker with 
speed and agility ... a personality which draws friends and still remains 
strangely alone ... a person who is eternally conscious of what he does and 
why . . . never attempts to escape . . . seldom attending movies . . . rarely play- 
ing cards . . . occupied by things which pass from hand to hand and stop at his 
door . . . production problems . . . from every publication near the Naval 
Academy . . . layout . . . types . . . engravings . . . content . . . make-up . . . 
art . . . photography ... all at some time receive his stern faced approbation 
or opprobrium . . . here, Diogenes put down the lamp and rest ... for it is an 
honest man . . . giving advice which is always honest, only when asked . . . 
ranging from the integrated simple to the more ramified complex . . . they bring 
all difficulties to this cool machine . . . working efficiently and directly with 
thin long hands and a shock of lank hair over his forehead . . . Bates the gaunt, 
erect, thin figure. 



LOS ANGELES 
CALIFORNIA 




ORAL JOHN BILDERBACK 

John made the trip to the Academy via the long and hard way. He entered the 
Navy just before the war and served on the U.S.S. Enterprise and U.S.S. 
Saratoga during the earlier part of the conflict. He later was transferred to the 
Naval Academy Preparatory School, Bambridge, Maryland, where he studied 
before entering with a Fleet appointment. John's home is in Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia, and he swears up and down that he'll wait forever if necessary until he 
has found that certain western girl. John took an active interest in the many 
Academy activities during his four years of midshipman life, and is an honor 
member of the "squadron." You can't say he was a real liberty hound, but he 
was always ready to get in a little jliglit time. One of John's favorite tricks was 
to study in the sack . . . especially after lunch. He always said that you had to 
be comfortable in order to do your best . . . and those desk chairs are pretn 
hard. John has made many close friends at the Academy and everyone knows 
that he'll go a long way out in the Fleet. 



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CALIFORNIA 



335 



FLOYD HARRY BLIZARD 

First met his family in Manila . . . P.I. . . . that didn't fool him ... he was a 
California boy at heart . . . struggled through thirteen years of his life . . . 'til 
he was able to bring the clan to Vallejo. Started out as a chubby . . . brown- 
haired . . . bright-eyed little fellow . . . now he's Bliz. He became a man with 
a purpose . . . one sunny California day . . . when he tangled with a bicycle . . . 
and its fair rider. Armed with a desire to see the world ... as an Academy 
graduate ... an appointment and a brain to match . . . he entered Rutherford Prep 
in Long Beach . . . California . . . where his major subject was the acquisition 
of enough sun to last him through four years of Maryland's climate. With a 
beautiful tan . . . and a one-way ticket to Annapolis . . . Bliz started across the 
continent . . . midwestern floods nearly made him late for his assignment to duty 
in the U.S.N. Industry . . . activity . . . and a will to win . . . left him with 
little to worry about . . . and time to burn. Spent it in the gym ... in the box- 
ing loft and planning for that June Week in 1948. An accomplished dancer . . . 
a radio addict ... a pajama top artist ... a determined individual . . . will go 
far . . . maybe back to California! 



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VALLEJO 
CALIFORNIA 



RONALD STEWART BURTON 

The old Burteroo . . . one of the better known California sunbeams . . . came 
to the Academy as a rangefinder operator. Has that perennial California bronze 
appearance and chiseled face . . . both bring in the drags. Never gets over- 
excited . . . none have ever seen him mad, bitter, or wrought ... is six feet two 
and looks like an athlete . . . not being satisfied with this; he is an athlete . . . 
basketball . . . football . . . and baseball . . . the last is his forte ... on the 
mound he acts and pitches like professional material. In the academic line Ron 
keeps the echelons guessing as to whether or not he'll make it up to the last 
critical moment ... a rather dangerous, but nevertheless successful, form of 
occupation . . . his ambitions are only academic in a vague way: sleep . . meet 
people . . . play baseball. Calm . . . good-natured . . . athletic . . . sincere . . . 
rugged ... a Californian with a proof more vivid than a sworn statement . . . 
that outdoor tan. Believes the Pacific is the best ocean to live by . . . swim in 
... fly over . . . sail on ... or look at ... is liable to end up doing them all. 
Means to take his curly head back to Newport . . . California . . . for no other 
reason than to soak up four years of lost Vitamin D. 



LOS ANGELES 
CALIFORNIA 




NICHOLAS ANTHONY CASTRUCCIO 

If it's not the biggest or the best it's not from California ... so says Nick the 
typical Californian . . . Los Angeles variety. His happiest moments are spent 
in the summer on the breakers at Laguna Beach or wearing down the highways 
of the great Golden State. His virtues . . . generosity . . . unsurpassable mental 
capability ... on the ball characteristics ... are balanced by a touch of laziness 
coupled with a part time lack of ambition. Batt football has seen quite a bit of 
him . . . when a sprained eyebrow would not prevent him from straining his 
bed with his 175 pounds. Academics interested him very little . . . although 
he savvied everything . . . yet who else has tried to put a DD445 turbine in a 
hot rod. Photography is his favorite diversion . . . most of the pictures being 
of Nicholas Anthony . . . taken by . . . yes . . . Nicholas Anthony. We know 
Nick by his ability to sail and to antagonize people ... his pastimes of plucking 
his eyebrows and chewing his fingernails ... his habits of dining out and still 
buying game tickets for his first classman's parents . . . his skill at creating 
hop-ups and diving for abalone . . . and having the latest most complete record 
collection in Bancroft Hall. 



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CALIFORNIA 




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DEAN DOUGLAS Di WITT 

Cheerful . . . happy . . . served a year in USNR V-6 optimistic seen 

with a pipe except when with a cigar. Addicted to reading . . anything . . . 
especiall) action and Naval history. No savoir ... no bucket ... a born 2PO 
. . . hopeful of a Naval career of 20 to 30 years ... no permanent girl in mind 
. . . anything but a Red Mike. Member of radiator squad except when duty calls 
. . . likes music with a touch of the semi-classical . . . Stardust Rhapsody in 

Blue. Likes to talk . . . about places and things . . . Chicago . . . Los Angeles 
. . . Washington, DC. . . . Caribbean. Came in on USN appointment . . . 
dull in Dago . . . but weren't a lot of us. Wants neither air nor subs. Favorite- 
recreation . . . dancing . . . watching football games. Never drags blind . . 
curly hair in spots. Hopes to make it home for Christmas at least once during 
stay at the Academy ... a helpful hand to any body needing it . . . likes batt 
office watches . . . hates the deck . . . 200 pounds . . . radio always on . . . 
when possible . . . non-reg . . . without being gross . . . always grabbing an 
extra few minutes of sleep . . . which he usually needs. No serious hobbies but 
likes to tinker with the piano without too large an audience . . . game for a 
hand of bridge any time . . . although not an expert at the game . . . poker or 
blackjack ... an over-all optimist . . . live and let live. 



SAN BERNARDINO 
CALIFORNIA 











EDWARD FRANKLIN DUNCAN 

Ed . . . the boy with the curly blond hair and magnificent build . . . claims the 
whole State of California for his home . . .he's lived in towns everywhere from 
the Rocky Mountain range to the Pacific Coast. He started out in his father's 
footsteps as another Casey Jones . . . and continued his career after seven De- 
cember out by joining the Marines and railroading the Japs out of Guadalcanal. 
His athletic reputation has followed him from high school . . . through the 
Marine Corps . . . into the Academy. A star in high school track . . . football . . . 
and tennis ... he was a golden gloves finalist in the Marines and won the 
brigade boxing championship at Navy with ease . . . plus an N-star for his pole 
vaulting ability. An air of cheerfulness ... an ability to inject humor into an 
otherwise unfortunate situation ... an aversion to worry . . . made him a 
pleasant companion. Even the Academic Departments could not worry him. 
If he bilged he would shrug his shoulders and come up with the right answers 
on the re-exam. Despite the rough time he had with the Marines in his last tour 
of duty it has always been his first love. 



DUNSMUIR 
CALIFORNIA 




RICHARD THOMAS DUNCAN, JR. 

Born in Joplin, Missouri, Dune moved to Los Angeles at a very tender age . . . 
thus giving him the distinction of being a Californian by choice. A vociferous 
expounder of the charms of that state Dune ate, slept, and dreamed V-8 road- 
sters between school hours . . . working on hopped-up jobs to run at the dry 
lakes with a passionate zeal ... a bowler ... an advocate of super hamburgers 
and super malts at the super drive-ins ... a swimmer and hand stander at 
the beaches. Dune joined the Navy in '43 at the President's request . . . 
wrangled a Fleet appointment and followed the rough road from NAPS to 
Tech. The main gate to Tecumseh to Bancroft Hall . . . then back to Tecumseh 
... he couldn't believe it ... a nose that turned down as much as his turns up. 
At Navy a mediocre student . . . gym team enthusiast . . . Dago savoir . . . and 
a pipe-smoking . . . platter-playing liberty hound. Dune likes the Navy and his 
heart is set on winning those gold flying wings ... he already has several 
hours flying time to his credit with the post-hop squadron . . . being as his 
O.A.O. lives 13;*4 minutes from Bancroft Hall ... as a midshipman runs . . . 
that is. 



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CALIFORNIA 



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LONG BEACH 
CALIFORNIA 



HERBERT KENNETH GATES, JR. 

Herbie . . . tall, slim, handsome with a very short crew cut ... a savoir but 
not a slash ... an observant character with record-like memory . . . study hours 
his room was jammed with classmates clamoring for help . . . everyone came to 
Herbie to weep and relate their tales of woe . . . very friendly and helpful to 
anyone who needed sympathy . . . extremely thoughtful ... his locker was 
always loaded with chow ... he was always one of the first to hit the town 
on liberty days . . . strictly a liberty hound but not too keen on dragging . . . 
Herbie collects records from the long haired to swing . . . had one of the 
largest collections in the Academy . . . likes to take a chance on most any- 
thing . . . but never one to overlook his odds . . . very widely read in almost 
all subjects . . . possesses a background for intellectual discussions on most 
anything from Tolstoy to the human mind and its eccentricities. Reads and 
collects all the latest books . . . not to overlook his avid following of the 
funny papers. Herbie s family lived in Annapolis during his plebe and youngster 
years ... a fortunate midshipman sans nostalgia. A Navy Junior . . . under- 
standably his desire in life was always to become a Naval officer . . . always 
will be remembered for his excellent humor, personality, and thoughtfulness 
for all. 




HUGH HILTON GOODWIN, JR. 

A world of our Navy blue and gold has always been a dream world to Hugh . . . 
a Navy Junior . . . raised under the plebe system he will only be happy in the 
Navy carrying out his greatest ambition ... to be a successful Naval officer. 
Plebes stormed his room for extracurricular instruction . . . asking questions 
and getting help ... or just listening to his radio. It did not take them long to 
learn that this remarkable lad . . . never without his U.S.N.A.R. pocket 
edition . . . was a walking Knight's Seamo and Bluejackets Manual all rolled 
into one. A hunter ... a fisherman ... a great advocate of the Golden State 
. . . and if not actually a woman-hater ... at least a Red Mike. Has a keen 
sense of right and wrong ... a clear understanding of truth and fairness which 
will win for him great respect and admiration in the future. Youngster cruise 
taught him what the floating Navy was like . . . second class cruise proved his 
convictions about there being only one real Navy . . . the one with wings . . . 
first class cruise verified his beliefs. When there was free time and good 
weather that fellow with the wicked serve . . . the curly black hair and dark 
sun tan was Hugh. He could always give the better tennis players a good 
workout. 








SAN FRANCISCO 
CALIFORNIA 



MORRIS REED GRADY 

Grady . . . tfiat man with the loping stride that has driven dozens of section 
leaders to the very fringes of insanity . . . Grady . . . that man with the fiery 
caustic tongue that is famous for lashing out with witty sarcasm at anything 
which bothered him . . . Grady . . . that man who picked up his pre-Navy 
education all the way from Massachusetts to the hallowed halls of the University 
of California . . . Grady that man with too many nicknames . . . answers to 
anything if you shout loud enough. Reed has his heart and mind set on gradua- 
tion right now and can't be bothered with post-graduation plans . . . but 
looks like he's headed for a good stretch with dear old Navy. Academics have 
been more of a trouble than a real problem. Just can't figure out how the 
weather in Maryland and the weather in Southern California can exist in the 
same country . . . has been busy collecting blankets for those Maryland winters 
ever since he arrived and he still thinks it's a mite chilly. Grady is a pretty 
serious fellow and throws himself wholeheartedly into whatever he deems 
worthy of his efforts and attention. Those long legs and that witty tongue are 
his distinctive trade-marks ... his slightly unpredictable manner make him an 
interesting classmate . . . it is sort of chilly, isn't it Reed? 



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CALIFORNIA 




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KEVIN HANLON 

I in lit and bcgorry . . . he's as Irish OS Paddy's pig. These were the very words spoken 
by mother Hanlon on the day of Rollo's birth . . . and it's true they are too . . 
a chip off the old Blarney Stone and a true son of the Kelly green. A shock of 
red hair ... a mass of freckles . . . and an ever-present grin have been identified 
with Kevin in his years at Navy. I luptupthrupfoah . . . who me . . , out of 
step . . . don't be idiotic. Rollo is a nice dog ... is that the captain's kid . . . 
famed for his cutthroat tactics in the section room . . . and for his ability on the 
football and lacrosse fields . . . wlio says I'm not Irish. Solid . . . trustworthy . 
steadfast in his ideals . . . good humored . . honorable . . . that is Kevin Han- 
lon. What's that . . . a party . . . hold it . . . wait for me. His is not the beaten 
path but where he does go he will leave his mark . . . always a Navy man . . . 
always will be busy making friends and spreading that happy smile and ready 
hand . . . and if the Navy can't handle him he's just the guy who will find 
bigger fields. A pliable mind that probes every corner and produces some amaz- 
ing results . . . abounding in vitality which has not been dampened even by the 
pace of Academy life . . . one of those fellows you just hate to leave ... a fellow 
we will always be glad to meet again. 



CORONADO 
CALIFORNIA 




HARLEY STAFFORD HARRIS, JR. 

Harley is one of those Sunkist lads. Obviously the United States is a small part 
of California . . . how else? Came to Navy from the Fleet ... if you can call 
a tug boat operating in Frisco harbor part of the Fleet ... he does. Tall tales 
flew thick and thin when Harley took up his preparation for the Academy . . . 
branded the slush-barge sailor ... he wore his title graciously . . . the slush 
wasn't so had hut the liberty they forced on me every night was an ordeal. An amiable 
grin and pleasant disposition won him a following of friends. When another 
hand was needed at poker . . . when a baseball team was in the making ... or 
when a drinking buddy was needed . . . Harley was always there. Always 
the rugged outdoorsman . . . Harley faithfully scrutinizes his Field and Stream 
with an interest found only in the sportsman. Summer leaves find Harris 
anywhere between Canada and Mexico ... in the mountains or on the shore 
. . . trying his luck with a rifle or fishing rod. Harley's mania is cowboy music 
. . . there being no other great music . . . however when Bing puts out with 
most anything his assertion weakens. That new-fangled invention . . . the 
automobile . . . just doesn't hold a shine to a horse for beauty . . . comfort 
. . . and all-round gittin' whdr' you're goin' ability. 



MAYWOOD 
CALIFORNIA 




STANLEY RUSSELL HA WE 

Russ comes to us from a Navy town . . . San Diego. Ambition to come to the 
Naval Academy came long ago when he was a boy scout earning his merit 
badges by tying knots in blue and gold strings. High school days found him 
dividing his time between lolling on the beaches and sniffing the ether as an 
amateur radio operator. This proved to be a valuable background for his 
future Naval career . . . after enlisting in 1941 he served three years as a Navy- 
radioman. The versatility of this California gentleman has left its stamp 
upon many Brigade activities. Cartoons and drawings from his pen have 
graced many Academy publications . . . and have been very popular. A winning 
personality . . . dashing good looks . . . and an interesting conversationalist . . . 
he has used these traits to win many feminine admirers. Practical jokes are 
his forte — if not new they are certainly different — he is always present at a 
frolic or a fray partaking in the action with great gusto and energy. Russ has 
been all out for the submarine service since spending part of his youngster 
year leave at New London . . . that's why we think he'll be after those dolphins 
at the earliest possible moment. 



SAN DIEGO 
CALIFORNIA 



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KARL HUBERT HUSS, JR. 

After completing his high school education at Belmont High . . . the prof tried 
his hand at sheet metal work and radio . . . finally gave this up and came into 
the Navy . . . served aboard an Eagle Boat for a while. His greatest skill is 
in repairing radios and electrical equipment . . . which he does with a pro- 
fessional touch. He has endeared himself to many of his classmates by going 
to work with his test instruments and giving their radios new life. His spare 
time is spent dabbling in photography and taking apart everything from alarm 
clocks to jallopies. Takes a serious interest in music . . . likes to play his 
accordion or listen to records on his home-made phonograph. Hates brassy 
swing and lifeless chamber music . . . worships colorful and exotic Spanish 
tangos. He has fought a never-ending battle with the Bull Department . . . 
likes Ford cars . . . corresponds with several femmes . . . believes in safety in 
numbers. Doesn't drink much coffee . . . afraid it will corrode his insides 
. . . prefers something smoother. Spends all his leaves in Kansas City, Mo. . . . 
occupies himself with motion pictures . . . dancing . . . roller skating . . . con- 
vinced he has aged ten years in the past four. Will go far if he can find a job 
involving radios . . . electric lights ... or nuclear physics. 








LOS ANGELES 
CALIFORNIA 



ARTHUR LYMAN MARKEL 

If he was there everybody knew it . . . big . . . smiling . . . confident . . . un- 
inhibited ... a bit conceited ... he showed all those teeth when he smiled . . . 
was once observed polishing up his molars at three in the morning . . . maybe 
that is why they called him the toothpaste kid. Friendly with plebes . . . took 
them under his wing to protect them from the system he did not like ... on 
the athletic field it 'was different . . . rough . . . tough . . . determined . . . 
always banged up after a game whether it was as end on the football team or 
slinging a stick on the lacrosse team . . . threw a mean glove in the Brigade 
boxing championships. Fresh from U.C.L.A. and those great teams on the 
coast . . . started out on the varsity . . . California . . . ask him if there is 
another state in the union. One way or another he got by academics . . . 
always seeking information on the ways of women . . . thought they were just 
opponents in a game such as football . . . never failed to flash his teeth . . . his 
trump in snaking activities . . . remained a clean living kid with a passion for 
fresh air and rough exercise . . . simple . . . trusting . . . thoughtless at times 
when it came to being rough . . . just didn't have an answer to Markel for 
Ail-American. 



LOS ANGELES 
CALIFORNIA 




PAUL VINCENT MARTENSON 

The Pacific coast has everything . . . football . . . weather . . . women . . . and 
Pablo ... at least that is what we are constantly informed. From high school 
he went in search of a job . . . found one in the famous Wells-Fargo Bank. The 
University of San Francisco then came in for their share of his scholastic time. 
Soccer became a favorite pastime . . . followed by company rough and tumble 
sports. Fond of good books . . . biographies . . . sleeping . . . ready to drag 
at any time . . . will enter a discussion on any subject vociferously expressing 
his opinion until the last. Dreams of a convertible for graduation . . . then 
plans to take life easy for a while. Believes the Academy is an excellent place 
to be from . . . also thinks final exams are taboo ... or should be at least. 
Give him . . . civilian clothes . . . hand painted ties . . . good music (by 
Tommy Dorsey, that is) . . . another cruise to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to take 
care of his feminine interests there ... a more comfortable uniform . . . more 
opportunity to sun bathe ... an abundance of queens . . . and he will be satisfied 
for a while before wandering on to new discoveries. Has acquired a liking 
for cities other than those in California . . . but the Golden Gate is where he 
likes to be . . . via the Pacific Fleet ... of course. 




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CALIFORNIA 



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FRANK EDWARD MATHEWS 

Frank is one of the quieter boys around the Hall . . . about the only thing that 
can get him stirred up are derogatory remarks about his home state. Like all 
local boys from the golden state ... he takes any unsavory reflections on the 
merits of his state as a personal insult. He knows all the facts and figures 
about the state's greatness and is prepared to argue for hours to prove he is 
right. Sincere and studious ... he works hard on his lessons, and when not 
dragging his fiancee loves to read his many classical books. Dislikes jazz . . . 
noise . . . and movies. Convinced that the Lighter Than Air Service is the up 
and coming branch of the Navy . . . he'll stick by his blimps come hell or high 
water. A fiend for gadgets and mechanisms . . . takes a childlike interest in 
tearing things apart to see what makes them run ... or thinking up new ideas 
and ways of improving existing machines. If Frank had his way he would be 
a permanent member of the radiator squad . . . but somehow he always winds 
up contributing his skill to some company squad. Having once been a pho- 
tographer ... he is very interested in cameras and pictures . . . plans to take 
it up as a hobby again before long. 



REDLANDS 
CALIFORNIA 




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ELMER AUSTIN McCALLUM, JR. 

Supporting his home state of California with the usual enthusiasm of the boys 
from the Golden state ... he nevertheless possesses a degree of modesty and 
friendliness that make his claims of the great state not only tolerable but 
enjoyable. Not a star man . . . but he always stood high in his class . . . because 
of hard work and sincere effort. Not a drudge . . . Mac spent much of his time 
in athletics . . . mostly aquatic. His fish-like characteristics made the swimming 
pool his favorite place to spend his recreational hours. He put his ability to 
work in winning a varsity N on the swimming team ... he also plays a 
mean game of water polo. A jazz fan . . . Bunny is able to spot a potentially 
great tail-gate trombonist while listening to a symphony orchestra. He keeps 
tab on all the latest recordings and a memory file of all the greats in jazz. 
Being a confirmed Red Mike ... he drags only on occasion . . . and these occa- 
sions are always replete with many difficulties . . . such as discovering sud- 
denly that he is host to three or four girls on the same week end. Bunny has 
a love for flying dating back to his fly-boy days . . . that's why we expect to 
be seeing him wearing those golden wings before too long. 



BELVEDERE 
CALIFORNIA 




JOHN KNOX McCONEGHY, JR. 

A very good example of a deceptive character ... his idea of humor was found 
in the numerous practical jokes he very carefully planned against anyone from 
first class down to plebes . . . but particularly on his classmates . . . could 
assume any expression from the very serious to the completely gullible with 
no outward trace of the cunning and satire in his mind . . . one never knew what 
went on there in his brain . . . except perhaps his close friends, who were often 
trapped in his web of jokes, and the very serious expressions that were easy 
for Mac to feign. For a little over a year he fought a losing battle with the 
system, but it suddenly changed to a winning fight when he stopped being 
SOPUS on the E.D. squad with respect to time spent there . . . the odd thing 
about it is that he did not change at all . . . remaining radical to the end. Not 
a good mixer, but a man who was capable of inspiring the utmost of confidence 
if he cared to do so ... a likeable guy when he wanted to be . . . warmly 
friendly to his friends . . . definitely anti-crowd, preferring his own ideas. 
His main desire in life was to go to West Point and be an Army man. A man 
who hated sham when in a serious mood and never hesitated to sham those he 
did not like. 



SAN FRANCISCO 
CALIFORNIA 



341 



JOHN WILLIAM McCORD 

Ex Nihileo nihil fit ... it is said that John was discovered by an archeologist 
in the ruins of a Yacci village in Mexico. Fronti nulla fides . . . John developed 
into a reasonable facsimile of advanced primate. Bouncing, rolling, cavorting 
in pais de las montanas occupied the first eight years of his existence. Smuggled 
into California . . . basked and basted for eight more years . . . well chilled 
by Montana snow . . . seasoned with Bacchean brew and served to the Navy 
in 1942 . . . completes the recipe for dumpling a la McCord. A light but heady 
dish with a stimulating tang . . . gastronomically perfect when served to 2800 
mid'n . . . makes life worth living . . . nevertheless it is as substantial and 
wholesome as our daily bread ... a correction combining the health of Cali- 
fornia oranges . . . the hominess of oatmeal and the mirthful spirit of champagne 
. . . amicus humai generis . . . the round man with the tooth out ... or in . . . 
however you want it . . . sense of honor on two feet . . . personification of a 
boisterous good time . . . never a dull moment . . . never a dull word. That's 
the John who will go right on winning a place for himself wherever he goes 
. . . that's the John who has won his place at Navy. 



SANTA BARBARA 
CALIFORNIA 




DONALD ANTHONY McIVER 

Minus the usual effrontery of the boys from the Golden State . . . Mac never' 
theless staunchly defends his state against those who would profane its name. 
From his hate of tight collars and ties . . . his love of sun tans and the beach . . . 
and his appetite for fruit and sea food . . . we would mark him as one with 
typically Californian tastes. His love for tinkering with electricity made him a 
welcome partner in the Juice lab ... a permanent fixture of the radio club- 
room. When fuzes blew and strange sounds were picked up on nearby radios 
. . . neighbors knew Mac was experimenting again. Short and light . . . but 
with plenty of muscle ... he took advantage of his size to win an 'N' . . . 
wrestling in the 121-pound class. Troubles m this line proved to be not so 
much in beating his opponent as in making weight each week during the 
season. After graduation Mac wants to put his hobby on a commercial basis 
... if he can get the Navy or some other organization to pay him for blowing 
fuzes. He also plans to build a house . . . yes ... in California . . . catch up 
on his traveling . . . preferably on land . . . and continue his athletic activities 
with range from ping-pong to climbing trees. 




RIVERSIDE 
CALIFORNIA 



WILLIAM CORBUSIER PIERSON 

. . . Born in Manila, P. I. ... an Army Brat . . . how did he get from Manila to 
the Naval Academy? . . . the answer lies in a roster of all the Army camps that 
lie between here and there . . . Army Brats do have a habit of getting around. 
Bill is still pretty mad at himself for being trapped by the Severn Trade School 
when West Point was within his grasp. Bill's Academy career is studded 
with extracurricular activities that smell strangely of grease paint and back 
stage beer ... he didn't even have to strain to leave most of us in his academic 
dust. As soon as Bill hit the section list he was tagged as the man with the 
astounding memory. He's not what you'd call an athlete ... in fact the farther 
away from sports he gets the better he looks. Bill is a good manager ... all 
he needs is an idea and he has it organized and in operation before the rest of 
us even get the word on it. His constant habit of twitching his nose marks 
him as somewhat high strung. Socially Bill manages to get around with the 
best ... he is a little too serious to indulge to any great extent in the more 
frivolous activities of the boys but wherever serious effort is struggling to 
accomplish anything he is ready to pitch in . . . Bill is different but his differ- 
ences are what will determine his success. 



SAN FRANCISCO 
CALIFORNIA 




342 




EDWARD BRIEN ROGERS, JR. 

The man who invented the word wiry was probably thinking of Ed ... it r> 
a perfect description of him. He's tough . . . fast . . . shifty . . . able to take 
care of himself anywhere . . . even the big brutes on the lacrosse team gave 
him no trouble. He has a spring-like temperament . . . always wound up and 
ready to unleash his boundless energy into whatever task he sets out to do. 
There doesn't seem to be enough room in his small frame for all his muscles . . . 
something has to stick out . . . even smiles bulge muscles in his cheeks . . . close 
his eyes . . . and make his ears climb up the side of his head . . . short legs give 
him a fast little waddle. Rumors were that he was a Spanish athlete . . . 
disappeared on week ends . . . could be that skin you love to touch with a 
year-round tan helped to keep the ladies under his spell. Possesses a quiet . . . 
friendly and industrious nature . . . always willing to lend a hand to help 
things along. With a personality to make him a well-liked person naturally 
. . . and the seriousness with which he carries out the requirements of a good 
officer ... he seems to have the background for a successful and profitable 
career. 



CORONADO 
CALIFORNIA 




RICHARD DANA SCHNEIDER 

Always accused of slashing but everybody came to him for help ... he under- 
stood things from those books that nobody else could . . . resulted from driving 
effort and ambition to feel secure when exams rolled around . . . we envied 
his study habits . . . schedule so rigid that it never failed him. Not a believer 
in horseplay . . . mature in that respect . . . held firm to principles to personal 
integrity that eliminated many of the things we did . . . stern . . . Marine 
through and through after his father . . . that spnng inside him acted when 
anything was said against the Corps . . . fought to the last ditch regardless. 
It must be said that he was sincere in his ideals . . . never lacking the courage 
of his convictions . . . somewhat tactless at times but it was his way of being 
firm in his beliefs . . . the goal was the mam thing . . . usually cheerful . . . 
sometimes moody . . . hard to understand . . . violent temper which he tried to 
control . . . usually kept pretty much to himself about private affairs . . . ex- 
tremely serious about his religion. Sometimes his subtle humor was out of this 
world . . . loved good music . . . deeply interested in radio and electronics . . . 
thorough in what he did . . . the only man who could live on the paltry sum 
they gave us. 



SAN DIEGO 
CALIFORNIA 




ROBERT HOWLAND SEARLE 

The Golden Boy who tore himself away from California sunshine to taste the 
Navy salt . . . spent a year at Cal . . . making a name for himself . . . baseball 
. . . basketball . . . volleyball . . . deer hunting in the fall . . . the Navy fans 
cheered the Ace in the same sports . . . varsity letters all over the place . . . 
rates a Blue and Gold N too . . . hid his talents as a first rate golfer from most 
of us . . . dragged beautiful women to sit in the stands and cheer as he tipped 
in the tying point ... or pounded out a long triple . . . it's nothing he'd tell 
the proud beauty on his arm afterwards ... Jo it all the time, he wowed them 
. . . our six foot plus blond southpaw scored academic home-runs too ... no 
strain with the books . . . Executive Department took up his slack time during 
plebe and youngster years . . . thinks the airplane is here to stay . . . Naval 
aviation is the only thing that will keep the Ace away from Sunny California 
... a fast plane ... a fast game . . . just call mc Ace. In spite of this worldh 
sounding build up Ace is very much "one of the boys" . . . just like everyone 
else he is vulnerable to women and other unhealthy influences . . . California, 
being right in the middle of things, has been a good jumping off place for Ace 
. . . but the Golden State still holds his heart. 



SANTA CRUZ 
CALIFORNIA 



343 



HENRY THOMAS SETTLE, JR. 

I'll get through if it kills me . . . things seem to plague him at the end of a 
term ... he does it with determination. Following Henry, Sr., around in the 
Navy has not left its mark upon Hank ... he is a character worthy of pro- 
fessional analysis . . . but we pretend not to notice. Functioning in cycles 
. . . spurts of sheer will and unbounded energy along productive lines . . . 
periods of inertia and vegitating laziness along listless lines . . . periods from 
which he pulls his beautiful body to attend wrestling practice . . . the body is 
a result of his own effort. Being often mistaken for anything save the red- 
blooded lad he is! ... who is that looking so Latin and seductive? . . . this 
is the basis for his title which he declines to print . . . reading Shakespeare 
in his moments of lucidity and productivity . . . walks with a swagger . . . calls 
it the high-school-letterman-sweater-walk ... is serious, when one wants him 
to be . . . making him exasperating to live with ... he has lived his four years 
here with a trained-for-the-job-man. Affable . . . brusque . . . gay . . . lovable 
. . . exponent of violence as a last resort . . . very few require the last resort 
... so he has many friends . . . who in turn become exasperated. 



RAMONA 
CALIFORNIA 




SAN MARINO 
CALIFORNIA 



PETER NATHANIEL SHERRILL 

A white darkness . . . as a film of fog over a shoreline ... or a sheet of paper 
... an ocean ominous, expansive, lethargic. Standing on a cliff . . . smashing 
breakers, leaving a froth clinging to the rocks ... an opiate. Periodic silence 
... a quietude ... an unbreathmg thing. A timberline beyond which nothing 
survives ... an emptiness ... an unrationalized complex-expression. Counting 
seconds before throwing a grenade ... a lapse between the command: Fire! and 
the pull of a lanyard ... or between the strike and the flare of a match ... a 
relaxation separating filled and unfilled lungs. Following the red patterns of 
dawn over a bleak sprawling desert daubed with insolent shadows. The 
space between words of type in all the books ever printed ... a summation of 
all the quantities disregarded when recitfying to one decimal. The aggregation 
of all these lost moments and vacuous surroundings spreading into an im- 
pressionistic painting of tranquility on canvas . . . violently disturbed and 
smashed by a roar of laughter. 




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HAROLD FREDERICK SMITH, JR. 

A Fleet man, Smitty came to us wearing his salt caked shoes. We soon realized 
it wasn't salt but actually snow. When ask where he went to boot camp he 
smiled his funny . . . one sided smile and said, boot camp, lull! They just 
gave me a jack knife and a marhnspke and sent me to sea! Texas born, he let 
the Indians reclaim it to become a California adopted son. Easy to live with, 
nothing ever upset the Great Cogitator. Sober, intellectually speaking, his 
cool, calm collectedness was frustrated only by his inability to keep his pipe 
lit. His passion for economics and finance should serve him well in the Supply 
Corps. His wit and natural good humor make him like people and people 
can't help liking him. His ambition is to become the biggest name in shipping 
on the West Coast and to have a long, low rambling home with the Pacific 
in the front yard and the Sierra Nevada in the back. If we know Smitty 
. . . these he will have ... a pliable mind that probes every corner and pro- 
duces some amazing results . . . abounding in vitality which has not been damp- 
ened even by the pace of Academy life . . . one of those fellows you just hate 
to leave ... a fellow we'll always be glad to meet again. 



LOS ANGELES 
CALIFORNIA 




344 




CLAYTON LAWRENCE SOLUM 

Several hundred man hours of labor wdl be more profitably used each year 
when Larry finally loses his blond wavy hair . . . it's so well trained that even 
a dip in the pool fails to disarrange it . . . tall, tan, quiet and manly. Staunch 
believer in physical culture. Any afternoon he can be found working with the 
bar weights. Plays a wicked game of volleyball . . . has a terrifically long 
reach on the tennis court, and thoroughly enjoys himself in any game. Ready 
salesman for Southern California . . . spends much of his time trying to con- 
vince friends that it is the only spot for that dream house. Lives according 
to his high ideals . . . constantly improves both himself and his surroundings 
with carefully thought out actions ... his alert logical mind is always open 
to grasp and utilize new ideas . . . inventor extraordinary . . . from deep sea 
salvage and patent anchors to automatic record players . . . enjoys Time maga- 
zine and is encouraged by the success stories in the business section . . . has 
even been known to indulge in the extracurricular activity of reading . . . sub- 
ject matter . . . economics. Has definite bent for executive position . . . one of 
the increasing number of men who believe plebes are people too. With his 
remarkable patience and utmost confidence in himself and his ability he will 
build that better mousetrap. 



HUNTINGTON PARK 
CALIFORNIA 




ROBERT TURNER STYER 

No . . . not more biogs . . . roughs ... oh so rough . . . but Pete . . . not the 
whip . . . write . . . I'll write . . . but wh-what about my own biog? . . . 
. . . You don't count. . . . I . . . What do you do that could concern anybody? ... I 
write biographies . . . Oh — that, I mean worth while ... I dabble in photography 
. . . hm-nrni . . . won a couple of letters in swimming and gym plebe year . . . 
Photo Club, Russian Club . . . and . . . Njiw! . . . something about your mannerisms 
. . . your habits . . . likes . . . dislikes . . . character? . . . Yes I am ... Go on . . . 
Well — I argue and complain about the chow a lot . . . drag every week end 
. . . pile up a lot of demos . . . the executive type . . . you know, in charge-of- 
room and section leader all the time . . . operate my radio automatic combo with 
alacrity . . . clumsy with a slipstick . . . griddle cakes are gruesome ... I crave 
raw steaks and onions and . . . what's the matter? Ufi, nothing . . . where you 
from? Well, I'm a Navy Junior .' . . you see I . . . Yea — I see. I hope to get into 
either submarines or aviation ... I want these biogs in by tonight. . . . Right now 
I prefer subs . . . the twenty-five knot jobs . . . cigarette? No, thanks — do you 
think you can finish . . . Yup — I like the Navy . . . these rough biogs I'd like . . . 
I hope to stick with it and make it a lifetime career . . . what did you want to 
see me about Pete? . . . N^ever mind. Drop around again sometime when I'm not 
so busy writing biographies. 



SAN FRANCISCO 
CALIFORNIA 




DAVID RANDOLPH THORNHILL 

Being a Navy Junior, Dave was almost a sure thing to be nicknamed Navy 
Davy . . . and his serious attitude about the Naval Academy and the Navy in 
general, further emphasize the significance of the title. Though having traveled 
and lived in many places Dave claims California as his home state . . . spent 
his last years of high school and a year of college there . . . thus joining the 
ranks of expounders of the virtues of the Golden State. Dave's interests vary 
as regularly as the Maryland weather, but two remain invariably the same 
. . . the inevitable women . . . and the biggest, oldest possible cars. Dave took 
the four years at Navy completely in stride . . . the average student . . . yet 
possessing great ability to think things out for himself . . . further aiding his 
inclination to be independent. Slow to make a decision, yet inalterable once 
made, Dave's self-confidence is a valuable asset. Easygoing . . . quiet . . . soft 
spoken . . . agreeable, yet reserved in manner all add greatly to Dave's par- 
ticular charm. A grand liberty companion . . . Dave is ready to go anytime 
. . . plans or no plans . . . always comes back having had a great time. Refuses 
only one thing for a buddy . . . dragging blind . . . believes there are too many 
beautiful girls in the world to take a chance. 



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VISALIA 
CALIFORNIA 



CHARLES ABBOTT WHITMORE, JR. 

Chuck or Whit is another California sunshine boy . . . the youngest of a large 
family . . . having four sisters to keep him well in hand. Reserved in person- 
ality . . . yet completely amiable once you know him . . . well mannered . . . 
generous of heart . . . high code of morals . . . serious, yet always looking for 
the humor of the situation. Four years at Tech found Chuck an average student 
. . . easygoing, yet serious about the Navy . . . independent . . . never taking a 
strain . . . yet a possesser of a keen quick mind. His years in the land of sun- 
shine enabled Chuck to become quite an expert in tennis ... his favorite 
sport ... an ardent trout fisherman, camper, and skier. Chuck spent a great 
deal of time in the outdoor spaces . . . usually with his beloved Spaniel tagging 
along. He picked up soccer soon after arriving at Navy and played that well 
too . . . stuck to company sports and enjoyed the leisure hours they offered . . . 
truly a liberty hound those treasured leisure hours were indubitably spent in 
the great outside world beyond the walls. A grand liberty companion . . . 
always eager to laugh and joke . . . Chuck invariably had a good time and never 
lacked for compatriots. 





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JOHN DICKENS CLITHERO 

Out of the cold North . . . the land of the husky . . . the Eskimo . . . the totum 
pole and tall stories . . . mushed Dick . . . fresh from an ice box selling expedi- 
tion into the heart of the frozen North. Got a taste for the sea while shoulder- 
ing tar barrels and salt encrusted crates ... as a longshoreman in Sitka. A 
hard worker . . . conscientious . . . good for twenty years at the least. He soon 
lost interest in Navy blue . . . began to think in favor of Marine green. One 
of his prized possessions is his volunteer fireman's badge . . . scarred from many 
encounters with flaming death. He loves to sing in the shower ... off key 
. . . and with his own lyrics. A diamond in the rough . . . really rough . . . 
jumps the traces whenever anyone yells mush. Dithero got white as Mount 
McKinley on his first cigar ... his fireman's badge didn't do him any good at 
that fire. His main interest in life is dragging . . . and the thrill that comes once 
in a career . . . his second class eaglet. How would you know the Eskimo if 
you met him on an iceberg ...?... a receding red hairline ... a hell-raiser 
on leave . . . Eskimo type humor . . . some corny stock jokes ... a good bridge 
partner . . . that's Dick. He loves to expose himself to the elements ... to 
prove that he's half totum pole . . . and that he's happy that way. 



SITKA 
ALASKA 




FREDERICK LOUIS NELSON 

Klondike . . . the sandy-haired lad who four years ago emerged from the bliz- 
zards of Alaska . . . after packing his bear traps . . . and headed for sunny 
California to prep for Navy. Here we have a thirty year man with a tradi- 
tional dislike for Steam profs. The photo's in his locker suggest his main 
interest . . . women ... in spite of that, his Class Crest is still in his strong 
box ... he survived them all . . . dragging week ends, Baltimore football trips 
and leaves that would be the envy of any man. His main love suggests his home- 
land . . . the outdoor life, hunting, fishing, motorboating, skiing, anything . . . 
so long as it's done in the great out-of-doors. A serious nature, conscientious 
... as the grade books will testify. Possessor of a never-ending supply of 
human understanding . . . Fred's perennial smile and good-natured outlook 
make him a popular leader ... his strong will, correctly flavored with stub- 
borness make him a respected one. His moral code makes Sir Galahad look 
like a Dead End kid. A non-smoker, but like all good sourdough's is not 
adverse to the use of a little nipp now and then to keep the system in tune. 
Fred has all the qualities of a good Naval officer and would like nothing better 
than to spend the rest of his life at sea on a can. 



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ALASKA 




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WILLIAM ATHERTON KANAKANUI, JR. 

A shot of the starting pistol . . . and a sleek, powerful, sinewy body pierces 
the water of the pool with incredible speed and perfect form . . . Big Bill 
. . . The Iron Duke ... is off to win another race for the indefatigable swimming 
team of USNA. Outward appearances would lead one to believe Bill a shy, 
quiet fellow . . . but with a little coaxing he is strumming his ukulele . . . 
giving forth with an Hawaiian chant. Has accumulated a vast knowledge 
while traversing the globe in his many travels . . . surprises his associates 
with his many sage and profound observations. Bill saw much of World 
War II before entering the Academy . . . was present at Pearl Harbor during 
the Japanese attack . . . served in an emergency capacity in the Engineers . . . 
an unusual experience for one as young as he . . . but one which seemed to 
mold his personality into the colorful character who is respected by all who 
know him. However one must be aware of his vices as well as his good points 
. . . the major vice being that of a passionate desire for apples of all sizes, 
shapes and colors. Next in line is a good magazine or a short nap before the 
next class . . . we can hardly begrudge him these ... in fact some day he may 
overcome them and develop into an excellent Naval officer with a minimum of 
vices. 



HONOLULU 
HAWAII 




JORGE ISAAC MONTALVO 

A midshipman a mile and a half in the air . . . impossible . . . no, Jorge was an 
Ecuadorean midshipman high up on the Andes in his native City of Tulcan . . . 
being the second person ever to come to the Naval Academy from his country 
was quite a distinction . . . everybody forgot all about the first one after Jorge 
got here ... a beautiful set of pearly whites provides background for one of 
the biggest happiest smiles we ever imported . . . energy abounds in his small 
muscular body and his flow of chatter fills most of his waking hours . . . girls 
in Jorge's life are reckoned by the gross ... he has 'em swooning on both sides 
of the equator . . . maybe it's his slight twinge of Spanish he seasons our tongue 
with . . . maybe it's his outstanding dancing ability . . . maybe it's just his 
impish appearance and smooth line but somehow he has mastered the art of 
winning the hearts of most of the women he comes in contact with . . . Jorge 
devotes his leaves to traveling in the states and he has seen more of our own 
country than most of us have . . . although he has kept his own country close 
to his heart. His endless activity will win him renown in many fields. What 
more can a man ask? 



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he Brigade looks like a simple thing. It's not. One can 
neither see it all . . . nor grasp its meaning . . . nor under- 
stand its complexion without examining the companies 
and platoons, the battalions and sections, the classes and 
units, and the men, the individual cells in the great living 
body. To examine these things seems simple ... to study 
each of the twenty-four companies ... to see a marching 
unit of three platoons ... to look at a knot of men gathered 
around a three striper standing on a chair ... to watch the 
behavior at any six company tables in the wardroom 
mess . . . from this point of view it is simple. But it doesn't 
all show . . . there is a multitude of missing things. 
Where are the long lists of rifle numbers and the card- 
board muster sheets? Where are the hours spent in drilling 
that simple marching unit? Where are the hundred com- 
mands squaring away the rear rank, dressing, and fixing 
bayonets . . . shouldering arms, marching off, resting? 
Someone must study the Landing Force Manual, learn the 
procedure for review, and then yell the commands. A 
plebe section marching to Steam looks simple enough, 
and natural . . . but there are orders concerning routes 
and section leaders, assignment sheets and section lists 
. . . there is the Mate of the Deck who puts out the last 
minute uniform change . . . there are men in that section 
who will bilge for the day, and some who will come 
close. These are the things that one does not see . . . the 
things which actually make the Brigade function, which 
make the problem of presentation such a complex under- 
taking, which cause simplicity to be out of place. These 
are the things which one does not see in our coverage 
... for covering them would take forty-eight hundred 
pages instead of our forty-eight ... it would take a life- 
time to prepare, and another to produce. Yet it is our 
desire that the reader know about these details and sun- 
dry factors of our existence ... it is our wish that he be 
conscious of the fact that what he sees is not the whole 
story . . . that the millions of small routine events . . . 
intermeshed and interdependent like the threads of a 
Levantine fabric . . . summed together are the missing 
composites of our picture. In these events is found that 
strange quantity which composes the Brigade presented 
in forty-eight pages ... or the Brigade standing motion- 
less on the front terrace any Saturday afternoon. 





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Front row: J. P. Zimmerman, J. W. Dupree, J. W. Strother, R. G. Tobin, W. F. Easterlin. Second row: W. G. Sawyer, 
H. R. Stringfellow, G. M. Bell, R. D. Huntington, J. R. Moore. Third row: F. W. Orr, W. N. Small, L C. Hernandez, 
C. G. Strahley, J. P. Tagliente. Fourth row: J. P. White. 



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SECOND CLASS 



Lt. Comdr. A. P. Cook, or Cookie as he is affectionately known be- 
hind his back by his wards of the first company, has found a place 
in the heart of all of us who know him. His sincerity and square 
shooting have made him outstanding even in the revised executive 
department, and we will all be sorry to lose him next year when 
he goes to West Point as an exchange officer. Always ready with 
a steaming cup of joe in his hospitable office, he has been a con- 
stant purveyor of sound advice and of sympathetic understanding. 



FIRST MUM 



Top row: E. C. Adkins, R. B. Aljoe, W. A. Armstrong, R. F. Baker, R. H. Berby, T. F. Blake, Jr., R. M. Boh, Jr., C. T. Brown, Jr. Second row: G. S. Brooks, H. ,F. Butler, Jr., J. A. Carmack, Jr., J. W. Carpenter, 
W. M. Coldwell, G. W. Cummings, H. E. Dismukes, R. M. Ellis, R. E. Fellowes. Third row: J. V. Ferrero, Jr., J. L. Furrh, Jr., B. S. Gewirz, R. W. Haley, D. S. Kendrick, J. R. Kint, J. F. Knudson, S. R. Krause, 
O. E. Krueger. Last row: D. J. Loudon, C. P. McCallum, Jr., G. G. Miller, Jr., W. W. Potter, W. Sandkuhler, Jr., C. R. Smith, Jr., W. J. Thomas, D. R. Trueblood, D. J. Woodard. 




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THIRD CLASS 



Top row: D. S. Albright, Jr., J. T. Ashley, Jr., J. R. Axe, J. L. Bunts, Jr., B. L Bureau, S. L. Doak, K. C. Gedney, G. H. Gordon, Jr., W. H. Grigg. 
Second row.- E. A. Grunwald, H. G. Hiatt, Jr., E. C. Hotz.Jr., R. S. Leith, C. B. Lindley, D. B. Meek, C. A. T. Mendes, J. A. Morris, F. R. Muck. Third row. 
R. W. Muth, J. E. Niesse, J. J. Oltermann, W. G. Petty, P. A. Phelps, Jr., A. M. Pride, R. Rakowsky, F. P. Sinlao, J. E. Solomon, Jr. lost row: E. C. Stella, 
W. B. Thompson, Jr., R. Wunderlich. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row: D. M. Sheely, M. E. Avila, W. H. Lawton, G. S. C. Guimares, H. L. Brame, J. D. Hovater, J. P. Crowder, Jr., G. H. Berry, J. G. Parker, R. W. 
Nichols, C. S. Tovar. Second row: A. M. Saenz, D. L. Spraul, A. E. Snyder, R. D. Painter, J. E. Reeder, A. W. Johnson, W. P. Gorski, F. E. Mutch, W. G. 
Ray, R. A. Taylhardat. Third row: W. H. Ragsdale, D. K. Cole, J. McGavac, W. P. T. Hill, W. B. HafF, D. R. James, W. A. Dawson, C. L. Ward, 
W. J. Bell, last row: G. B. Connor, D. M. Mullaney, R. P. Gould, P. L. Hilgartner, W. D. Lang, H. M. J. Lewis, R. D. Rosecrans. 






Ducky, Lt. Robert Pond, has always brought sighs of admiration 
from our drags, and his boyish grin and inevitable word of 
greeting has made him popular among our ranks. Although he is 
officer representative of the Trident Magazine he has always 
found time to listen to our troubles and gripes, and has usually 
found a more than satisfactory answer to our problems. 



Front row: K. Hanlon, R. R. McKechnie, D.G.Buchanan, W.L.Alt. Second row: W. C. Chipman, Jr., H. E. Belflower, Jr., 
J. R. Crumpton, W. C. Graham, Jr., L. E. Gleason. Third row: E. F. Stacy, CM. Lane, C. W. Hines, D. D. Foulds, J. D. Clithero, 
M. L. Childress, L. V. diLorenzo, D. A. Beadling. 



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fop row: J. F. Barrow, W. D. Bassett, Jr., E. S. Briggs, D. H. Daniels, H. M. Davis, Jr., C. L. Ditto, R. E. Finnigan, P. F. Florence. Second row: H. P. Forbes, R. J. Gilliland, W. L. Helbig, Jr., D. H. Kahn, A. E. 
King, III, J. H. Koach, D. C. Larish, D. M. Latham, J. H. Logomasini. Third row: H. E. Longino, Jr., J. W. Matheney, W. D. McFarlane, Jr., T. P. McGinnis, J. D. Middleton, H. M. Morgan, T. A. Nemzek, 
G. L. Norman, Jr., J. H. Perkins, Jr. Last row. E. S. Pratt, W. B. Rick, M. F. Schneider, Jr., E. R. Short, R. M. Spencer, P. B. Suhr, F. Troescher, Jr., C. S. Whiting, H. D. Woods. 




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Top row: S. A. Barrow, J. E. Booth, G. A. Bottom, III, W. L. Bown, D. W. Bradford, J. H. Brick, C. M. Buck, Jr., J. P. Cady, Jr., W. L. Clarke, Jr. Second 
row: J. E. Colleary, Jr., G. H. Darfus, T. K. Dyer, F. R. Fahland, F. K. Feagin, L. H. Goldbeck, Jr., D. P. Hall, W. F. Hawkins, J. E. Kaune. Third row. 
W. P. Kelly, Jr., J. F. Klingensmith, B. A. Lee, E. L. Mauzy, G. D. Morin, R. H. Murdock, J. F. O'Malley, C. L. Sailor, D. C Sattler, Fourth row: J. N. 

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Schettino, W. S. Schwind, R. J. Trotter, A. E. Waller, Jr., W. W. Wilson, R. F. Wiseman. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row: W. H. Kelly, J. LaPides, R. W. Roy, J. A. Madigan, W. R. Olson, J. A. Maclnnis, F. A. Liberate R. J. Silvestrini, G. L. Bassett, J. E. Forrester, 
J. E. McQueston. Second row: G. M. Brewer, J. W. Coleman, G. E. Yeager, T. F. Vallee, R. L. Anderton, C. H. Sassone, A. Wasilewski, C. A. Gangloff, 
C. E. Langmack, E. A. Nelson. Third row. R. C. Harding, P. R. Birch, C. D. Strode, W. W. Patterson, L. R. Capshaw, C. L. Theodorou, S. P. Kelly, N. J. 
Bovay, J. B. Brennan. Fourth row: W. A. Spiering, B. C. Dameron, J. J. Grace, R. A. Renneman, P. K. Cullins, P. E. O'Gara. 






First row. D. R. Morris, A. A. Albanese, A. B. Hallman, J. E. Myrick, R. C. Pittman. Second row: H. Remsen, R. R. Dickey, 
J. R. Bavle, I. N. Fraser, E. B. Fleming, J. Cowden. Third row: R. D. Reem, D. W. Cullivan, S. W. Dunn, E. C. Castle, 
C. A. Sheehan. 



LeRoy Burton Fraser, Lt.Comdr., USN, (3rd Company Officer), 
guided our varied destinies through one year at Navy. When not 
engaged in airing his son (or sunning his heir, depending on the 
weather), he spent a large portion of his spare time in his office, 
ready to talk over any problems that anyone had. Mr. Fraser hails 
from Connecticut, and received his commission after graduating 
from Wesleyan. Most of his career has been spent in the Caribbean, 
flying heavy craft. He has also served as flight instructor. 



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Top row; R. W. Bulmer, L. Capone, Jr., J. H. L. Chambers, Jr., J. F. Danis, L. W. Dillman, Alston R. Ellis, F. H. Fisher. Second row: J. P. Gartland, D. M. Harlan, C. A. Hotchkiss, II, D. W. Lappley, J. R. Leisure, 
J. F. Leyerle, G. M. McCabe, E. I. McQuiston, Jr., J. T. Metcalf, Jr. Third row: R. O. Minter, R. C. Needham, A. J. Owens, E. H. Pillsbury, H. O. Purnell, R. R. Reiss, I. L. Roenigk, B. M. Shepard, L. R. 
Stegemerten. Fourth row: C. L. Stiles, W. C. Stutt, J. H. Vice, E. C. Waller, III, J. D. Watkins, R. E. Whiteside, C. B. Wilson, John C. Wilson, R. B. Wisherd. 




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THIRD CLASS 



Top row: A. D. Barnes, Jr., F. S. Beat, III, F. E. Beck, Jr., W. M. Birkel, R. E. Bowyer, R. L. Buck, J. S. Burns, W. M. Cossaboom, B. Dixon, Jr. Second row. 
G. F. Driscoll, W. B. Droge, H. F. Erickson, R. F. Fahey, R. T. Fox, E. C. Frank, T. B. George, Jr., R. E. Harkness, R. J. Hays. Third row. M. E. Leslie, 
P. J. Mason, T. H. McGlaughlin, J. F. McNabney, R. O. Moberly, Jr., J. N. Morrissey, A. Pullar, Jr., W. J. Ricci, E. L. Smith. Fourth row: J. G. Stinson, 
R. E. Taylor, D. L. Tobin, D. E. Tripp, H. W. Vincent, J. W. Wills, Jr. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row: E. P. Clark, R. X. McKee, R. L. Meinhold, R. R. Hamilton, W. C. Vesser, H. M. Ekeren, A. D. Jones, J. H. Lederle, D. D. Dusch, L. C. Dittmar, 
W. J. Herndon. Second row: J. P. Miller, J. B. Vogler, R. B. Stothard, L. W. Seagren, R. B. Bregman, W. H. Harper, J. D. Brown, R. M. Roberts, D. E. 
Swank, P. D. Tomb. Third row: R. J. Gilbert, J. K. Thomas, H. C. Whelchel, R. F. McLaughlin, C. M. Rigsbee, C. D. Ballou, C. D. Chapman, J. J. Johnson, 
O. W. Weber. Fourth row.- P. B. MacKeith, L. A. Lentz, R. G. Williams, C. C. Jaffurs, A. Macaulay, A. D. Rynties. 




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Lt. R. B. Kitt, drillmaster, inspector, protector and Chaplain of the 
fourth company; also an outstanding candidate for the Olympic 
wrestling team. His closet resembled a haberdashery and he was 
quick to criticize any gaudy first class sport coats stowed there. 
Sincerity and understanding manner made him a true friend and 
an inspiration to his company. 



Front row- E. A. McManus, R. C. Vance, J. H. Conable, R. D. Duncan. Second row: J. N. Sherwood, D. B. Hansen, T. E. 
Alexander, J. C. Day, M. D. Marsh, G. W. Marshall. Third row.- D. A. Mclver, D. L. Wright, F. M. McCurdy, W. V. Moore, 
W. R. Bartow, N. A. Castruccio, Q. W. Wagenfield, R. Struyk. 



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Top row.- I. Bobrick, K. A. Bott, R. Boykin, Jr., W. A. Brown, S. G. Cooper, D. E. Craig. Second row: R. M. Douglass, J. R. Edson, J. C. Friend, D. A. Gairing, N. L. Gibson, J. W. Green, J. W. Hanson, 
I. A. Hissom, J. H. Hoganson. Third row: J. R. Juncker, C. J. Killeen, W. J. Kraus, T. F. Lechner, T. E. Lide, C. W. Maier, H. B. Meyer, C. C. Miller, Jr., G. E. Morgan, Jr. Fourth row: R. F. Murphy, Jr., L. V. 
Price, R. K. Ripley, K. W. Schiweck, W. A. Schriefer, T. T. Seelye, Jr., A. M. Stewart, C. E. Swecker, W. A. Vogele. 






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Top row.- W. R. Abercrombie, Jr., J. M. Cameron, M. J. Condit, J. T. Coughlin, R. P. Cunningham, Jr., B. B. DeWitt, G. W. East, L B. Greene, K. G. 
Hoge, Jr. Second row: C. T. Hanson, F. J. Holcomb, J. R. Kennedy, Jr., R. L. Krag, F. D. Leder, D. C. Lind, G. L. May, W. W. McCreedy, A. C. McCully. 
Third row: F. N. Munson, A. D. Neustel, H. D. Parode, G. V. Ruos, Jr., R. W. Shannon, R. D. Shero, P. S. Soteropulos, J. A. Todd, N. M. Tonkin. Fourth 
row.- F. B. Baker, G. P. Woodman, G. A. Zetkov. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row: J. N. Mehelas, R. B. Carter, R. J. Miille, D. E. Jones, J. Metcalf, J. A. Latham, M. Goumas, R. Urban, M. S. Shutty, S. P. Berzon, C. R. 
Wozencraft. Second row: W. P. Lawrence, V. W. Panciera, R. Rasmussen, W. H. Seay, J. E. Radja, R. E. O'Connor, A. P. Ismay, G. G. Ardell, F. L. 
McGeachy, B. S. Morgan. Third row: R. T. Hortman, F. H. Welsh, V. C. Benjovsky, E. R. Doering, J. A. Carson, E. C. Peake, W. D. Blackwell, P. Goslow, 
R. W. Malone. Fourth row: J. R. Kemble, J. P. Leahy, W. M. Truesdell, C. S. Lardis, R. P. Pugh, G. E. Mueller. 













Soft spoken and easy going, Lt. McClintic always had a "word for 
the wise." When he wasn't busy "batting" for the Fifth or handling 
the second battalion sports program, Lt. McClintic usually could be 
found working out in the wrestling loft, keeping in shape for his 
matches as a member of the Navy Olympic Wrestling Team. 



Bottoms up: J. D. Herlihy, W. L. Rees, F. H. Blizard, K. H. Huss, T. W. Cuddy, J. Montalvo, J. W. Bruner, J. M. Davis, 
R. V. Bodmer, R. S. Chew, W. H. Evans, C. L. Lewis, B. H. Kleinman, J. W. Klinefelter, D. R. Hamlin. 



FIRST CLASS 



SECOND CLASS 



FIFTH COMPANY 



Top row: R. S. Agnew, A. J. M. Atkins, G. M. Bailey, B. W. Bodager, W. H. Clark, Jr., N. W. Clements, D. A. Dahlman. Second row: J. M. Dalrymple, W. G. Davis, J. C. Dixon, J. E. Edmundson, S. Emerson, 
S. A. Gilles, W. C. Haskell, T. P. Hensler, Jr., F. D. Hesley, Jr. Third row: C. F. Hickey, C. M. C. Jones, Jr., M. Kelley, R. T. Lawrence, D. Lister, C. E. Martin, R. L. McElroy, F. Messenger, III, J. F. Murphy. 
Fourth row: J. R. Page, W. G. Read, Jr., W. H. Somerville, H. F. Sweitzer, J. K. Twilla, T. J. Walters, R. B. Weaver, E. E. Williams, D. W. Wittschiebe. 




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Top row: L. Baggett, Jr., R. F. Bauer, G. J. Bowen, R. E. Boyd, G. C. Cheatham, Jr., E. N. Chipman, C. G. Cooper, C. E. Crafts, Jr., D. J. Dunham, Jr. 
Second row: H. T. Evans, E. V. Griffin, Jr., M. E. Hardy, I. E. Harrison, Jr., F. C. Houser, Jr., L. P. Hodnette, Jr., H. H. Hogue, J. S. Holmes, R. A. Horner. 
Third row: R. E. Hunter, Jr., T. W. Isles, J. D. Jordan, D. S. Kobey, T. L. Moore, J. A. Murphy, R. E. Pettit, Jr., R. J. Prescott, C. G. Rallis. Fourth row: 
W. P. Rollins, W. K. Sharpe, F. C. Taylor, W. S. Whaley, R. D. Whitesell. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row: W. T. Harvey, C. M. Sims, Jr., W. S. Daniels, A. S. Corwen, P. A. Smith, Jr., J. E. Foley, F. J. Trost, R. W. Am, R. L. Faris, J. Rosati, C. M. 
Furlow, III. Second row: W. F. Mitchell, V. P. Ciamprone, D. F. Mow, J. L. Sullivan, S. E. Rattazzi, R. I. Coleman, Jr., R. B. Loughead, Jr., J. L. Rough, 
J. E. Armstrong, L. J. Kyburz. Third row: W. J. Thompson, R. L. Allsman, S. E. Latimer, T. P. Conlin, A. R. Thompson, Jr., D. B. Gordon, J. A. Broy, 
W. C. Whitner, W. S. Thompson. Fourth row: A. L. Raithel, Jr., W. B. Wilson, J. F. Hanaway, J. E. Stubbs, R. L. Russell. 





Front row: W. W. Lewis, F. J. Suttill, P. L. Quinn, R. P. Barber, R. T. Duncan. Second row: D. R. Thornhill, R. G. Claitor, 
C. S. Bradley, T. C. Spalding, D. R. Stephens, R. C. Adams, O. J. Bilderback. Last row: S. W. Gaylord, C. A. Whitmore, 
R. O. Pyle, R. W. Robinson, K. Niland. 



FIRST CLASS 



SECOND CLASS 




Lt. F. C. Dunham, Sixth Company Officer. With his time split between 
us and the Naval Academy band, we wonder how we got to see 
him as often as we did. He always had an answer to our questions 
and it was invariably the right one. 



SIXTH COMPANY 



Top row: T. M. Annenberg, D. F. Berry, P. C. Brannon, H. D. Clarke, Jr., W. D. Collins, Jr., R. N. Congdon. Second row: H. Conover, Jr., J. E. Fishburn, M. D. Gerber, W. C. Grant, Jr., R. W. Haymaker, 
R. E. Home, Jr., A. C. Jefferson, W, G. Lalor, Jr., L. K. Lauderdale. Third row: J. J. Lynch, Jr., R. M. Machell, R. W. Maxwell, C. H. Mays, K. V. McArthur, B. J. Miller, R. C. Mulkey, G. M. Neely, Jr., 
R. A. Parker. Fourth row. P. R. Pumphrey, R. J. Salomon, E. P. Schuman, J. H. B. Smith, D. H. Sprague, R. E. Stewart, H. M. Stuart, Jr., G. W. Sumner, Jr., F. T. Watkins, Jr. 




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THIRD CLASS 



Top row: H. D. Arnold, R. C. Doan, A. E. Drew, G. T. Dunaway, C. C. Dunn, Jr., J. B. Farrell, M. P. Frudden, L. L. Hawkins, J. A. Heard. Second row: 
J. J. Hobson, J. C. Jackson, W. L. Jensen, A. L. Kivlen, H. L. Hussmann, III, J. P. Kittler, W. W. Lesley, R. A. Liebendorfer, G. R. Loftis. Third row: T. S. 
Miller, R. H. Moeller, Jr., L. C. Morrow, Jr., F. H. Moxley, Jr., G. J. Murphy, T. I. Noble, J. M. Noonan, C. A. Peterson, Jr., F. H. Roth. Fourth row. 
J. F. Trevillyan, B. C. Ruble, J. Z. Schultz, F. A. Smith, P. W. Smith, N. R. Thorn, W. B. Whittle. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row: W. R. Thomas, W. W. DeGroot, III, J. W. Bowen, A. D. Branch, C. W. Settle, D. L. James, L. Glenn, J. C. Reaves, R. T. Brumfiel, H. T. Leigh, 
J. L. Butts. Second row: J. K. Nunneley, G. R. McFadden, J. W. Wassell, J. C. Stuart, J. M. Liston, D. W. Weidenkopf, J. F. Stader, W. O. Charles, 
C. M. Ginter, Jr., R. L. Daly. Third row: R. C. East, J. W. Hamilton, J. P. Schuler, R. W. Hay, H. K. Alexander, C. Zimmey, J. A. Buck. P. L. Arst, C. W. Hurd. 
Fourth row: R. J. Biederman, W. H. Frasca, R. Brodie, III, W. W. Parks, J. A. Bacon. 






Lt. Comdr. K. B. Hysong, Seventh Company Officer has been with 
the Seventh Company for three years. We have appreciated his 
advice and comment on our many problems. An officer of no mean 
experience he has drawn freely of this knowledge to help us in our 
decisions. 



Sealed: D. P. Walchko, E. M. Eyler, J. C. Tsiknas, D. A. Ellis. Kneeling: F. E. Matthews, E. J. Gray, R. W. Bates, A. R. 
Schofield. Standing: E. C. Moss, J. W. McCord, B. S. Dowd, Jr., F. C. Johnson, F. R. Lafferty, L. R. Howard, S. R. Hawe, 
E. A. McCallum, J. F. White. 



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Top row: J. A. Bacon, Jr., J. C. Bajus, R. S. Berg, W. W Brandfon, F. P. Brown, Jr., J. D. Butler, D. H. Campbell. Second row: R. R. Colvin, R. H. Cartmill, W. H. Dearth, E. L. Dennis, Jr., P. E. Ellsworth, III, 
E. N. Fenno, P. A. Garrison, D. E. Gates, F. S. Glendinning. Third row: F. Grabowsky, M. Gussow, J. E. Hodder, Jr., J. E. Inskeep, Jr., J. K. Keihner, N. O. Larson, W. G. Lawler, Jr., T. E. Lide, Jr., E. R. 
McDonald, Jr. Fourth row: J. S. McFeathers, Jr., W. S. Peterson, T. J. Piazza, R. B. Plank, G. G. Roberts, O. C. Shealy, Jr., D. M. Still, J. Z. Taylor, A. D. Thomson. 





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Top row: G. K. Armstrong, A. R. Burt, Jr., F. R. Carter, J. P. Cavanaugh, W. B. Curley, R. E. Engle, D. K. Forbes, R. M. Gray, Jr., R. W. Highberg. 
Second row: H. O. Hinnant, W. D. Hoggard, II, W. H. P. Hopkins, T. R. S. Ikeler, S. Katz, L. H. Kessler, Jr., W. J. Kingsberg, J. W. Kinnear, III, W. C. 
Macfarland. Third row. T. G. Miller, Jr., G. E. Murphy, E. N. Ostroff, N. S. Potter, S. F. Powell, III, B. J. Regenauer, T. S. Rogers, Jr., D. B. Saunders, 
G. H. Seeley. Fourth row: W. E. Simons, R. M. Springer, Jr., D. D. Stone, Jr., D. D. Taylor, D. W. Thurston, D. D. M. Willard, A. R. Wright. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row: W. L. Frost, R. E. Adler, D. L. Black, G. W. Middleton, W. H. Langenberg, J. D. Seybert, Jr., D. V. Murray, W. R. Baird, W. O. Banks, G. T. 
Cullen, C. J. Tetrick. Second row: J. A. Fitzpatrick, R. O. Mongrain, J. I. Becker, J. W. Beasley, T. A. Bartenfeld, R. H. Small, A. J. Bergesen, J. P. Brenkle, 
D. C. Murray, N. W. Busse. Third row: W. J. Schutz, J. C. Hunt, J. E. Dailey, W. G. Christoforo, S. J. Britton, T. P. Mott-Smith, W. Winberg, III, E. E. Ebrite. 






In his first year as a member of the Executive Department, Major 
Kelsey's smile and friendly greeting have become known, not only 
in his own company, but throughout the Brigade. Displaying a 
genuine interest in the work and welfare of his company, his open 
mind and wise counsel have gained for him respect as a man and 
a leader. 



front row: M. A. Weir, R. H. Searle, R. A. Searson. Second row: G. A. Anderson, R. B. Mercer, R. C. Eaton, R. B. Lyle. 
Third row: W. P. White, W. D. Dittmar, R. Bartmes, R. E. Wurlitzer, R. G. Carroll, R. E. Berggren, W. Wegner, J. Baruch. 
fourth row.- W. H. Borchert, M. C. Mcfarland. 



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fop row: R. H. Ardinger, W. L. Buckingham, F. E. Cornett, C. G. Davis, K. J. Davis, Jr., L. H. Derby, Jr., L. H. Devine. Second row: J. T. Dolan, H. R. Edwards, Jr., R. F. Frost, W. M. Fulton, F. W. Graham 
W. G. Hall, W. L. Hall, B. C. Hogan, R. C. James. Third row: K. Keays, J. R. Kenyon, Jr., H. J. Kindl, W. C. King, L. D. Lang, J. B. Linder, H. E. Maninger, L. V. M. Miller, T. D. Parsons. Fourth row: P. D. 
Roman, R. E. Rowe, E. D. Sanders, J. P. Sieck, R. E. Sivinski, R. Stringfellow, M. H. Thiele, E. Venning, Jr., A. R. Yingling, Jr. 




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Top row: J. H. Billings, C. E. Bracken, E. H. Buckley, S. L Coffin, J. B. Davis, G. W. Duncan, Jr., D. F. Emerson, D. F. Fant, J. S. Frerichs. Second row.- 
W. W. Fritz, R. L. Goldman, M. S. Huff, R. Holman, J. D. Hurley, J. D. Lesser, W. N. Loar, III, R. E. Maire, S. W. McClaran. Third row: W. E. McGarrah, Jr., 
T. J. Mulligan, Jr., G. W. Myer, H. J. Nix, E. J. Piasecki, L. T. Ransom, Jr., C. J. Reichl, W. G. Schwefel, R. M. Smith. Fourth row: W. N. Smoot, D. J. Space, 
R. T. Whitehead, W. J. Whitley, F. L. Young. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row: A. E. O'Kane, M. E. Lemelman, J. B. Murphy, W. G. Stevens, R. L. Drew, R. K. Fontaine, M. V. Murphy, J. A. Maguire, R. D. Kaulback, 
A. C. Brady, S. N. Bobo, Jr. Second row: J. D. Libey, W. S. M. Stornetta, D. S. Chapman, W. D. Le Stourgeon, R. F. Malkemes, J. E. White, J. F. Hossfeld, 
S. J. Anderson, J. W. Cooper, E. H. Wood. Third row: R. P. Fasulo, G. P. Barney, H. E. Phillips, R. G. Hubbard, A. J. Bartuska, D. H. Evans, R. B. Fuller, 
P. A. Gallagher, D. L. Jones. Fourth row: J. F. Kneece, Jr., H. R. Andersen, R. H. Gold, E. I. Currie. 






Front row: W. S. Gabriel, R. S. Burton, W. T. Blakney, H. D. Adair, Jr., L. A. Jay. Second row: H. C. Hamilton, Jr., N. L. 
Duncan, M. Menkes. Third row.- T. Woods, H. N. Key, J. P. Rogers, M. M. Smith. Fourth row: J. DeGoede, W. S. M. Arnold, 
L. M. Hendrix, P. F. Abel, J. A. Russell. 



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SECOND CLASS 



Comdr. McDowell is one of the easiest going and most polished 
gentlemen with whom it has ever been our pleasure to do business. 
He seems to have made quite a mark for himself in aviation, for 
whenever any of the high-priced help hereabouts have a yen to be 
flown somewhere, Comdr. McDowell is invariably the man they call 
on to do the piloting. 



NINTH COMPANY 



Top row.- D. S. Allen, R. H. Benson, W. F. Brown, W. M. Callaghan, Jr., W. E. Clarke, W. L. Collins. Second row: W. C. Doby, V. M. Duronio, J. J. Ekelund, W. T. Emery, J. L. English, G. D. Fisher, Jr. 
W. M. Foley, J. R. Gober, D. P. Helmer. Third row. H. S. Henning, Jr., E. C. Higgins, E. S. Ince, Jr., J. F. Ivers, G. R. Jones, W. S. Kremidas, H. P. F. Llewellyn, R. G. Manseau, G. L. Moffett, Jr. Fourth row 
W. J. Norris, J. A. Oesterreicher, L. O. Rensberger, W. N. Rutledge, P. E. Smith, T. W. Tift, Jr., J. B. Way, Jr., R. P. Williams, B. T. Wood, Jr. 




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THIRD CLASS 



Top row: R. N. Andresen, T. V. Cinquina, L. J. Daleo, F. H. Featherston, W. H. Flint, E. I. Golding, C. R. Griffin, Jr., A. G. B. Grosvenor, J. H. Hall. 
Second row: J. A. Hudson, H. C. Hayward, F. W. Johnson, J. M. Kirk, S. W. Krohn, L. W. Magee, J. W. Marsh, D. A. Masias, R. R. Monroe. Third row: 
R. W. Oliver, J. T. Rogers, R. W. Satterlee, J. A. Sivright, R. B. Sheridan, R. Siegmeister, K. J. Smith, W. R. Spradling, Jr., A. L Stapp. Fourth row: 
J. M. Totri, Jr., W. R. Wagner, P. W. Wood, E. P. Wunch. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row: G. A. Barunas, G. W. Govan, R. B. Cunningham, P. A. Hale, D. G. Ghysels, F. A. Fowler, Jr., A. D. Williams, D. W. Hall, R. L. Fodor, D. P. 
Travis, C. L. Gilman. Second row: J. A. Burnett, P. J. Cashman, J. J. Strohm, R. D. Cannon, W. B. Hedrick, J. W. Niven, R. L Adams, Jr., S. F. Schoen, 
R. H. Eckert, C. P. Barnes. Third row: J. E. Biron, T. A. Boyce, J. W. Sheffield, J. D. Perky, H. J. Rue, P. G. Watts, J. K. Purcell, A. C. Melchers, R. W. 
Tillson, Jr. Fourth row: I. W. Sessions, J. G. Tillson, L. C. Willimack, A. S. Thompson, W. W. Rothmann, L. J. Burrell. 









Front row: M. M. McKinley, J. H. Smeds, W. R. Fisher, H. B. Johnson. Second row: J. N. Comerford, E. M. Zacharias, Jr., 
R. I. Henderson, R. E. Wainwright, J. A. Cox. Last row: E. H. Ross, R. E. Shimshak, J. P. Law, F. L. Nelson, B. A. Moore, Jr., 
H. E. Allen, W. C. Pierson. 



"Omigawd, today's not Friday!" and Lt. Comdr. Wall jumped up 
from the table, grabbed his cap, and was gone from the Wardroom 
Mess in a flash. We later found out that Mrs. Wall and the two 
little carrot-top Walls were waiting outside to take him home to 
lunch — he thought it was his day to eat with the company and get 
his flying time in at N. A. F. at 1300. 



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Top row: D. L. Ashcroft, J. E. Baltar, J. O. Clark, M. W. Egerton, Jr., E. P. Glassamn, J. P. Howe. Second row: A. L. Jenks, Jr., W. D. Kessel, R. G. Kuhne, J. E. Magee, J. E. Majesky, W. F. Marr, R. M. 
McAnulty, Jr., J. R. McBride, E. J. McCoy. Third row: J. C. McCoy, J. R. Miller, D. O. Mirts, A. G. Nelson, A. L. Palazzolo, R. J. Peterson, R. S. Potteiger, M. Sacarob, F. C. Sain. Fourth row: A. P. Semeraro, 
J. S. Hurst, R. M. Singleton, Jr., W. D. Stapleton, R. W. Taylor, J. A. Wamsley, R. L. White, R. D. Whittier, W. E. Wynne. 




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THIRD CLASS 



Top row: C. L. Barnette, W. L. Berger, F. M. Caylor, N. D. Chaitin, R. L. Davis, W. F. Diehl, F. E. Hammett, R. D. Harris, J. M. Henderson. Second row- 
R. J. Landes, R. M. King C. A. Lenhart, R. C. Mandeville, R. W. Martin, R. A. Martinelli, T. J. McGinty, Jr., J. C. McPherson, E. G. Merino. Third row. 
M. L. Minnis, Jr., D. L. Nail, J. E. Nolan, Jr., F. M. Perry, Jr., J. H. Reagan, T. H. Ross, B. W. Rowe, J. J. Saunders, R. E. Snyder. Fourth row: R. S. Somogye 
R. J. White, E. M. Wisenbaker, C. H. Young, Jr. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row: J. B. Moriarty, Jr., R. E. Buck, C. W. Buzzell, Jr., J. L. Powell, P. T. Quintiliani, O. B. Stieren, Jr., D. F. Neely, W. H. Vonier, A. Findley, W. R. 
Phillips, R. N. Crawford. Second row: G. E. Hazlehurst, Jr., R. W. Dean, F. G.Perrin, W. R. Little, F. G. Hiehle, Jr., F. T. Shaver, J. S. Holland, B. A. 
Reichelderfer, C. C. Whitener, W. R. Smedburg, IV. Third row: M. D. Macomber, F. M. Urban, B. L. Doggett, C. G. Kosonen, A. B. Corderman, N. O. 
Anderson, Jr., T. W. Gillen, G. VanHook, T. F. Rush. Fourth row: W. L. Cleveland, Jr., W. P. Danner, C. R. Worthington, W. H. Trask, C. A. Bivenour, Jr., 
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Bottoms up: A. T. Roulston, H. N. Townsend, J. E. Davenport, K. O'Keefe, C. E. Ransom, Jr., H. H. Goodwin, B. L. Daley, 
L. W. Mulbry, H. E. Rennacker, N. W. Smusyn, T. A. Ross, M. L. Norton, J. Evasovich, O. C. Paciulli, Jr., R. L. Ghormley. 



When Major John Edward Williams, U.S.M.C, reported for duty 
last summer, the Executive Department got an officer who has since 
shown us what a fine leader is like. No problem is too small to talk 
over with him, and when we only want to have a bull session, the 
Eleventh Company office is the place to have it. There, over a hot 
cup of joe, we discuss everything from service experiences to 
Graduation. 



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Top row: T. O. Butler, Jr., C. P. Cecil, Jr., R. A. Claytor, W. C. Collins, J. L. D. Cox, W. A. Dennett. 'Second row.- S. A. Dobbins, B. M. Downes, G. W. Dyer, H. D. Elichalt, G. J. Eliopulos, W. I. Goewey, 
M. B. Guild, J. C. Hughes, Jr., T. N. Johnsen, Jr. Third row: T. J. Kilcline, V. P. Klemm, J. D. Lund, T. E. McDonald, R. L. Miller, D. C. Pantle, M. E. Phares, W. L. Read, A. R. Ruggieri. Fourth row: C. H. 
Sebenius, Jr., V. H. Schaeffer, Jr., W. M. Shanhouse, E. O. Speckart, F. S. Spielmann, J. H. Sullivan, J. D. Venable, O. A. Wall, L. W. T. Waller, II. 




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THIRD CLASS 



Top row.- M. A. Bealle, Jr., D. R. Carlisle, N. E. Carpenter, F. R. Cassilly, G. E. Conatore, W. H. DeMers, II, J. D. Elliott, D. G. Fears, G. A. Fox, Jr. 
Second row: H. G. Frasier, M. M. Grove, S. A. Herman, C. S. Hooper, Jr., D. B. Hunt, Jr., D. L. Jarrell, B. M. Jones, Jr., W. A. Kiehl, C. R. Knutson. 
Third row: W. R. Lauder, G. C. Mahoney, F. S. Marovich, Jr., A. P. McCoy, Jr., J. P. Oberholtzer, R. P. Oliver, W. M. Riddle, M. L Schenker, C. A. 
Skinner, Jr. Fourth row.- J. H. Spiller, Jr., H. E. Sproull, Jr., F. J. Sterner, R. P. Stimler, J. P. Vosseller, I. R. Williams, R. E. Wise. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row: L. S. Guillo, D. J. Kay, K. E. Pruden, S. M. Singer, S. M. Beck, J. B. Irwin, J. L. Bartholomew, W. R. Kittredge, H. R. Crandall, S. Fuchs. Second 
row: E. A. Burkhalter, Jr., B. Martioni, G. J. Klett, R. J. Desrosiers, P. L. Dion, H. D. Morgan, Jr., J. J. Kirk, J. H. Bres, H. J. Grace. Third row: E. S. Hightower, 
W. F. Foster, H. L. Baulch, R. E. Genter, H. B. Heneberger, Jr., R. A. Hildebrand, J. E. Baker, Jr., J. P. Mehl. Fourth row: W. S. Keller, Jr., L Radkowski, 
F. F. Gorschboth, W. P. St. Lawerance, C. M. Lake, Jr., G. L. Gleason, F. J. Grandfield, Jr. Fifth row: L. P. Treadwell, Jr., C. W. Huyette, Jr. 







On these shoulders were shed Twelfth Company tears. In our more 
unofficial circles Lt. Cdr. Shaw was known as "Hawk," "Hele," and 
more commonly as "Buck." We found him a stickler for regulations, 
but a fair dealer with an affable personality. Aside from his chit- 
signing and general trouble-shooting duties in the company, Mr. 
Shaw was the third battalion football coach and officer repre- 
sentative of the Musical Club and Masqueraders' shows. 



Front row.- H. B. Lipschutz, R. T. Styer, H. Gurman, T. B. Wilson, L. V. Delling. Second row.- E. Rudzis, G. E. Goodwin, 
H. N. Kay, H. S. Harris, Jr., R. M. Tatum, G. H. Sullivan, H. L. Robiner, G. Wilkes. Top row: H. S. Holder, N. W. Bullington, 
H. S. Kline, B. H. Pester, A. F. Shimmel. 



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Top row- W. A. Bacchus, R. Beckwith, J. E. Benoit, J. J. Campanile, A. G. Cohen, R. W. Conklin, W. C. Dotson, H. W. Egan. Second row: S. S. Fine, J. V. Haley, G. W. Hamilton, G. A. P. Haynes, J. W. Hemann, 
C. M. Howe, C. E. Jeffries, Jr., D. D. Johnson, T. M. Kastner. Third row: E. M. Kocher, P. H. Laric, P. G. LeGros, A. Y. Leving, E. J. Messere, H. W. Morgan, Jr., B. L. Potts, J. Rabinowitz, J. B. Risser. 
Fourth row. L. M. Serrille, F. W. Smith, G. G. Stewart, K. E. Turner, P. Vladessa, R. F. Wilson, D. C. Young, Jr., R. W. Young, C. J. Zekan. 





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Top row: K. R. Burns, R. W. Bush, G. M. Castellanos, F. J. Cirencione, G. T. Denmark, J. R. Dunham, S. C. Durham, C. R. Galloway, Jr., J. C. Henning, III. 
Second row: W. J. Hooker, C. T. Howard, J. H. Jacobson, Jr., T. R. King, J. D. Mackenzie, F. T. Maynard, F. M. McCraw, Jr., W. A. Miller, W. L. 
Morgan, Jr. Third row: R. L. Mulford, T. A. Peterson, J. E. Reid, W. G. Reitz, T. W. Robinson, C. Snyder, D. B. Sullivan, T. O. Thompson, K. R. Vander- 
Vennet. Fourth row: J. E. Walsh, Jr., E. T. Wooldridge, Jr., W. H. Wulftange. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row: R. W. C. Pysz, E. L. Valentine, T. S. Burns, R. F. Mullen, J. W. Parmelee, C. O. Wakeman, A. W. Todd, Jr., A. D. Haigh, M. A. Patten, M. H. 
Silverman, J. C. Cochrane, Jr. Second row: T. M. Ward, Jr., W. A. Smith, Jr., R. A. Johnstone, R. K. Reed, W. D. Shaughnessy, F. X. McCarthy, R. W. 
Smith, J. Porter Miller, G. A. Perkins, R. M. Whitaker. Third row: P. W. Taylor, D. L. Sorocco, W. P. Craven, C. S. VoganJ r., J. J. Entstrasser, Jr., J. P. 
Sullivan, D. A. Nicksay, R. A. Madden, R. L. Miller. Fourfh row: J. F. McGrew, J. E. McGarrah, P. W. Urterback, R. H. Richardson, J. M. Stump. 





Front row: J. E. Vinsel, E. S. Armstrong, J. D. Peterson, B. C. Taylor, A. L. Loeffler. Second row: C. R. Braley, Jr., J. S. 
Brunson, J. H. H. Carrington, R. J. Clas, C. Mertz, III. Top row: R. R. Carson, A. L. Frahler, R. A. Schultz, L. J. Boland, 
J. P. Gaffigan, W. A. Speer, Jr. 



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Lt. Richard R. Law, class of '43, joined the Executive Department in 
mid-winter to become the thirteenth company officer. He has since 
shared with us his knowledge, experience, and love for DDs . . . 
his duty during and after the war. Thus with his know-how and con- 
stant vigilance, the thirteenth developed into one of the finest 
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Top row: F. M. Adams, Jr., C. E. Bennett, F. E. Bloom, D. Clement, L. L. Collins, K. F. Cook, J. F. Docherty, Jr. Second row: J. W. Donaldson, J. R. Foster, P. L. Fullinwider, S. S. Glass, R. R. Grayson, R. T. 
Hardeman, W. L. Harris, Jr., R. C. Hendrickson, Jr., R. E. James. Third row: W. H. Lynch, W. H. Merrill, J. R. Morrison, J. D. Murray, Jr., D. A. Nadig, P. S. Nelson, R. W. Peard, Jr., J. P. Reddick, Jr., 
D. R. Rice. Fourth row: R. J. Riger, W. T. Roos, W. W. Root, W. C. Sandlin, Jr., G. L. Siri, Jr., C. M. Stalnecker, R. W. Titus, R. R. Tolbert, E. D. Wilmoth. 





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Top row. R. H. Babbe, R. F. Bagley, Jr., A. J. Baltz, S. B. Bellis, L. R. Bendell, M. M. Bretting, B. B. Brown, Jr., J. H. Caldwell, H. C. Colvin. Second row. 
D. H. Cooke, J. A. Davi, R. F. Daykin, F. E. Dungan, J. A. Edwards, W. C. Fillmore, D. G. Fraasa, W. H. French, Jr., R. D. Harris, Jr. Third row. S. D. 
Hoffman, S. P. Holcomb, H. P. Hoover, Jr., C. T. Kessing, F. E. O'Connor, J. P. Rasmussen, Jr., W. T. Rassieur, Jr., L. W. Reisch, Jr., D. M. Ridderhof. 
Fourth row: J. J. Ryan, Jr., N. Vytlacil, Jr., H. V. Walsh, Jr., J. I. Wilson, D. L. Webb. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row: D. L. Hillis, R. C. Cherry, J. R. Brown, R. F. Hood, Jr , S. H. Applegarth, Jr., J. P. Barnes, T. I. Cooper, E. N. Carlson, Jr., J. J. Kane, J. N. 
Green. Second row: W. H. Bowling, J. E. Fuller, D. M. Greathouse, B. W. Compton, Jr., E. R. Finck, Jr., S. Buckstaff, H. W. Gamber, D. A. Brewer, 
K. R. Mc Kee. Third row. H. V. Bansgberg, C. A. Brettschneider, W. V. Surman, C. W. Morton, T. R. Stuart, T. S. Carnes, III, W. E. Hutchinson, H. T. 
Dietrich, Jr. Fourth row: H. M. Giesen, R. B. Kalisch, H. W. Hall, Jr., R. M. Hoover, F. B. Graham, E. Clausner, Jr., B. W. Johnson. Fifth row: W. G. Rollins. 






Lt. Comdr. J. C. Young, the Fourteenth Company officer, personifies 
that old saying, "He's hard but he's fair." He runs a taut company 
and can live up to that word "hard" as anyone who has done 
wrong and run afoul of him can readily testify. Anyone with 
troubles or a legitimate complaint will find him willing to lend a 
sympathetic ear and to take prompt and proper action. 



Front row. J. W. Robbins, E. S. Bowers, R. A. Cochran, J. I. Mellencamp, P. D. Lawler, E. M. Axtell, Jr. Second row: R. H. 
Sprince, A. M. Poteet, Jr., S. M. Williams, R. L. Lee, Jr., L. R. Cooke. Third row: D. B. Pruner, W. H. Keen, G. T. Balzer. 
Fourth row. F. C. Fogarty, B. M. Buck, E. F. Duncan, J. E. Callahan, Jr. 



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Top row. N. Altman, W. B. Anderson, Jr., R. T. Bailey, R. W. Bean, E. A. Chevalier, B. H. Craig, H. C. Dickson, Jr., J. M. Donlon. Second row: T. J. Donoher, G. G. Duvall, G. A. Freeman, W. L. Gary, 
M. L. Gillam, Jr., R. Glickman, W. H. Hamilton, Jr., D. Henderson, F. W. Herbine, Jr. Third row. R. G. Hunt, Jr., E. S. Iverson, G. H. Kapp, R. D. Keppler, C. G. Kretschmer, III, J. S. Lansill, Jr., T. J. Larson, 
A. H. Miksovsky, S. Parker. Fourth row: W. S. Parr, Jr., J. E. Patton, W. C. Peterson, C. E. Rakes, R. J. Rundle, G. F. Smith, C. W. Stoddard, Jr., J. G. Tapp, H. D. Train, II. 




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Top row: F. A. Austin, J. R. O. Burgess, G. G. Coleman, D. P. Conger, W. C. Earl, F. A. Edwards, Jr., T. R. Eagye, II, T. M. Gardiner, III, R. R. Greenley. 
Second row: D. D. Heerwagen, C. O. Hirsch, B. G. Jakimier, P. T. Johnson, R. A. King, T. I. Kolstad, R. M. Lee, J. M. Lemmon, D. C. Long. Third row: 
J. D. Lyttle, D. J. McCoy, J. V. McLernan, S. D. Preston, Jr., L. P. Racy, G. L. Rasmussen, G. P. Ritchie, Jr., P. M. Rixey, R. S. Satre. Fourth row. R. M. Seipp, 
G. B. Shick, Jr., G. C. Smith, Jr., B. G. Stone, R. D. Weedlum, S. C. Young. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row. B. I. Meader, A. M. Fernandez, Jr., C. R. Watts, Jr., R. E. Siegel, Jr., J. F. McCaffrey, T. L. Sheets, J. L. Head, H. H. Love, Jr., W. J. Aston, 
D. Estes, II. Second row: M. R. Lachowicz, D. A. Marangiello, D. R. Osborn, III, A. W. Johnson, Jr., R. C. Morehead, S. A. Casale, E. D. Flynn, R. E. 
Matheson, F. L. Rentz, Jr. Third row: G. F. Yoran, Jr., D. B. Levisee, W. A. Weaver, D. E. Walston, H. C. Goelzer, T. W. Trout, C. J. Meadow, B. S. 
Granum. Fourth row: A. Kremm, E. F. Keene, J. A. Winnefeld, J. B. Orem, Jr., C. D. Mcintosh, R. L. Swart, Jr., D. G. Robinson, Jr. Fifth row: J. H. B. 
Minnigerode. 






Lt. Comdr. W. E. Fly, the 15th Company midshipman's Mary Hay- 
worth, was on watch at the 3rd deck 2nd wing elevator when we 
returned from summer leave 1 947. After the normal settling period, 
we found this southern gentleman with the "50% flight pay smile" 
to be very likeable quiet and sympathetic officer. When grounded 
his main interest is hunting with his irish setter. 



Front row.- M. R. Grady, E. J. Noblet, R. W. Hanby, W. S. Clark. Second row: W. N. Langone, E. J. Sutter, R. T. F. Ambrogi, 
D. S. Ross, E. M. Chapline, M. A. Chiara, E. Frothingham. Last row: G. M. Bates, N. L. Halladay, C. J. Shook, D. M. Smith. 



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Top row: R. Barden, J. C. Barrow, G. E. Beattie, G. M. Benas, Jr., F. J. Blodgett, C. B. Breaux, Jr., R. M. Brown, K. L. Butler, R. S. Coryell. Second row: J. B. Culp, Jr., J. H. Demyttenaere, J. D. Dickson, 
R. C. Dreyer, W. T. Eaton, D. B. Guthe, W. C. Hall, W. N. Harkness, Jr., R. W. Hiebert. Third row: R. R. James, R. Janer, R. A. Kennedy, Jr., R. H. Krider, R. W. Lankenau, R. L. Lawler, Jr., W. J. Knetz, Jr., 
G. E. Leslie, A. M. Lindy. Fourth row: W. W. Wright, G. P. Wood, Jr., T. C. Valanos, J. A. Tinkham, R. M. Smith, F. N. Sagerholm, Jr., R. M. Romley, C. J. Quillen, Jr., E. J. O'Connell, Jr., J. B. Mallard, Jr. 




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THIRD CLASS 



Top row: L. A. Amman, Jr., T. A. Anderson, N. A. Armstrong, III, J. Barry, Jr., J. R. Bowers, R. L. Bowers, Jr., G. P. Buck, T. E. Bulger, W. J. Burke. Second 
row: A. K. Cameron, Jr., J. L. Cariker, Jr., W. K. Carr, C. A. Davidson, H. L. Driskell, Jr., F. F. Duggan, S. R. Foley, Jr., G. N. Hain, R. R. Homer, Jr. 
Third row: G. F. Hampton, V. R. Hancock, S. C. Hart, Jr., J. W. Harvey, L. L. Johnston, J. H. Kibbey, II, D. A. Kuhlman, R. H. Laighfon, H. R. Lockwood. 
Fourth row: W. K. Martin, S. H. Olson, M. J. Richardson, H. I. Scribner, Jr., W. S. Taylor, R. A. Walsh, III. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row: T. L. Jackson, K. J. O'Toole, F. G. James, H. W. Bruch, W. F. Leppin, T. J. Mannell, R. R. Peterson, H. A. Zoehrer, J. R. Farrell, J. T. Heigl, Jr., 
W. J. Pototsky. Second row: M. C. Gaske, R. J. Seymour, R. H. Mcintosh, W. P. Kitterman, P. L. Stephens, J. B. Carr, Jr., W. Rees Phillips, P. E. Pearson, 
H. W. Vail, R. H. McGlohn, Jr. Third row: E. R. Schack, Jr., J. D. Hemenway, D. D. Haynsworth, C. R. Welch, J. P. Laubach, P. S. Byrne, Jr., W. L. Seymour, 
D. A. Deady, T. C. Edwards, Fourth row: W. J. Hennessy, L. J. Keily. 








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Lt. Comdr. W. B. Fargo, 1 6th Company Officer ... an astute man 
in his profession, he has shown great ambition for, and deep interest 
in his men, their welfare, and the successful execution of the com- 
pany's policy. He has been as much a friend and adviser as he is 
an efficient organizer. 



Front row: R. E. Nicholson, M. J. O'Friel. Second row: P. P. Billingsley, R. I. Gornik, J. A. Fletcher, W. D. Chandler, J. L. 
Gracey, R. U. Scott. Third row: R. E. King, R. G. Buechler, R. J. Springe, F. S. Tiernan, T. F. Kilduff. Last row. H. K. Gates, 
W. A. Kanakanui, S. L. Kunin. 



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SIXTEENTH COMPANY 



Top row: H. W. Albers, J. B. Brown, W. J. Brajdich, J. F. Burke, L. G. Churchill, Jr., J. R. Clark, G. Clark, Jr., R. C. Clinite, E. O. Dietrich. Second row: J. R. Dughi, R. C. Ebel, W. J. Fredericks, M. D. Goldberg, 
J. F. Harper, Jr., R. C. Hennekens, F. R. Hibbard, H. Hoppe, III, P. F. Klein. Third row: A. K. Knoizen, C. D. MacDonald, J. L. McVoy, R. S. Moore, C. R. Norton, Jr., R. B. Ooghe, W. H. Sample, F. P. Schlosser, 
D. R. Schmidt. Fourth row: F. E. Sherman, Charles R. Smith, Jr., Robert L. Smith, H. F. Tipton, Jr., W. P. Vosseler, J. R. Walker, E. J. Wielki, R. E. Wilson, Jr., R. S. Wolford. 




380 




THIRD CLASS 



Top row: P. F. Block, D. A. Bossen, B. R. Boylon, E. J. Bronars, C. J. Burnett, Jr., C. M. Conlon, Jr., J. J. DiNardo, Jr., C. Dobony, G. G. Deranian. Second 
row: H. D. Elvidge, R. D. French, R. E. Goodspeed, R. D. Harrell, R. S. Hughes, K. J. Ivanson, H. P. Kilroy, J. W. Lynn, J. H. Mathews. Third row: P. G. 
McMahon, S. J. Moffat, E. F. Pine, O. C. Rath, R. L. Ringhausen, J. S. Sieg, E. M. Smith, Jr., J. C. Snyder, L. G. Stange. Fourth row. R. W. Welsch, 
C. R. Whipple. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row: W. M. Smith, Jr., A. Dash, C. B. Pearlston, Jr., L. L. Kernan, Jr., R. W. Leach, Jr., C. E. Diers, W. C. Knapp, D. P. Kinney, T. T. Beattie, H. G. 
Richard, O. M. Fourzan. Second row: R. E. Lombard, D. V. Bannerman, K. E. Whyte, M. S. BaranofF, W. W. Dinegar, M. F. Reisinger, D. W. Knutson, 
B. A. Weisheit, D. B. Hauser, P. A. Wickwire. Third row: H. E. Ruggles, II, F. J. Degnan, J. Purcell, F. A. Post, G. K. Derby, C. N. Waterhouse, Jr., G. A. 
Brown, R. J. Feldheim, S. J. Loferski. Fourth row: G. T. Allender, W. S. Lewis, G. J. Schuller, J. G. Alvis. 





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Lt. J. N. Cummings has been with us longer than the usual run of the 
executive officers and during this time we have come to know and 
to take for granted his beaming manner. He is always willing to 
lend a helping hand to those who may need his able assistance 



Top: R. N. Smith, P. N. Sherrill, G. S. Wright, R. S. Lee, H. T. Settle, Jr., E. F. McLaughlin, Jr., R. E. Melhorn, T. H. Nugent, Jr. 
Center: A. L. Jansen, J. T. Becker, W. G. Ikard, E. L. Korb, E. P. Supancic, C. B. Hogan. Bottom.- R. M. Fluss, C. C. Carter, Jr., 
J. E. Peterson, Jr., C. C. Villarreal. Kneeling on Deck: D. B. Hatmaker. 



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Top row: H. B. Berkley, Jr., F. G. Baur, M. M. Bonner, E. B. Brown, G. F. Brummitt, W. L. Bryan, G. L. Burk, W. C. Cobb, R. J. Coontz. Second row: E. A. Cruise, Jr., W. E. Duke, Jr., J. H. Gollner, R. F. 
Goodacre, Jr., J. L. Greene, D. L. Gunckel, L. E. V. Jackson, H. W. Jones, C. W. Josey, Jr. Third row.- J. E. Kneale, R. W. MacArthur, W. C. McMurray, R. Mergl, W. A. O'Flaherty, J. C. Ostlund, E. J. Reiher, 
T. M. Rogers, F. O. Roland, Jr. Fourth row: J. W. Rupe, P. J. Sarris, E. T. E. Sprague, G. B. Stone, C. O. Swanson, L. A. Troughton, Jr., F. W. Ward, F. J. Wilder, E. E. Woods, Jr. 




382 




THIRD CLASS 



Top row: R. R. Aillet, J. A. Allen, J. M. Arnold, W. H. Ayres, Jr., N. C. Blackburn, Jr., R. M. Bossert, D. S. Boyd, W. R. Congdon, C. E. Crowley. Second 
row: R. E. Dollinger, M. L. Frazier, R. R. Jefferson, C. J. Kempf, M. H. Lasell, J. W. Lisanby, G. D. Michie, R. A. Miller, G. D. Moore, Jr. Third row: R. V. 
Ninnis, J. K. Noble, Jr., T. F. O'Neill, Jr., A. L. Pleasants, III, G. J. Rees, Jr., J. A. Robinson, P. J. Ryan, T. H. Saltsman, H. R. Skelton. Fourth row.- M. J. 
Treado, A. B. White, Jr., A. J. White, Jr. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row.- W. W. Von Christierson, A. M. Crews, J. F. Martin, D. W. Pogue, C. O. Paddock, A. D. Holland, F. A. Stelzer, F. J. Nardi, F. J. E. Schultz, 
E. S. Guthrie, Jr., T. J. Stolle. Second row: S. F. Highleyman, R. N. Williams, T. J. Keefe, Jr., A. P. Sundry, J. O. Berga, D. H. Jarvis, E. E. McKendree, Jr., 
C. C. O'Brien, J. T. Berrier, H. Donabedian. Third row: J. M. Redfield, C. Courtright, L. A. Roberts, Jr., R. W. Reig, M. G. Shimer, D. C. Cole, R. R. Bradley, 
R. A. Owen, N. S. Burley. Fourth row: J. M. Leiser, P. B. Tuzo, J. L. Ramey, E. M. Lyden, T. K. Carson, J. J. Mularz, S. M. Klingensmith, A. C. Friedman. 






"Gommy", as he is known to his eighteenth company group of poli- 
ticians, has been in every sense of the words "a swell guy". A 
quiet, rather slow moving company officer, Lt. Comdr. Gomengenger 
in contrast to the speedsters in the hey-day of the "spectre," sur- 
renndered his company office for the sanctity of the battalion office 
so that the caffein friends of the company might have a rendezvous. 



Front row: R. C. Smith, Jr., E. B. Rogers, Jr., J. K. McConeghy, Jr. Second row.- F. D. Jackson, Jr., K. Kelty, E. N. Wells, 
H. R. Humphrey, W. L. McClure, T. J. Hull, III. Standing: D. A. Hurt, Jr., W. H. Harris, K. W. Dunwody, Jr., R. C. Morrow, 
A. L. Markel, H. B. Loheed, J. L. Oberrieder. By the Locker: R. D. Schneider, R. R. Neely, Jr. 



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Top row: W. J. Balko, C. J. Bauman, Jr., H. E. Baumgarten, Jr., R. H. Baysinger, Jr., J. S. M. Benson, K. J. Bernstein, R. E. Brady, D. Butler, Jr., E. S. Carver. Second row: S. R. Chessman, S. T. Counts, D. W. 
Daniel, Joe A. Dickson, M. R. Fallon, W. A. Finlay, Jr., R. H. Francis, J. M. Frazee, R. E. Goldman. Third row: W. S. Guthrie, J. V. Josephson, W. R. Kent, III, T. D. Linton, J. E. McEnearney, C. W. Meyrick, 
E. A. Miller, R. F. Mohrhardt, O. S. Mollison. Fourth row. M. W. Nicholson, M. O. Paul, H. J. Shirley, Chas. M. Smith, E. W. Smith, Jr., J. K. Walker, W. Wentworth, James C. Wilson, C. J. Youngblade. 




384 




THIRD CLASS 



Top row: W. W. Anderson, Jr., G. P. Brady, J. J. Chambers, C. A. Clark, III, A. B. Davis, L. R. Davis, G. F. Dooley, J. W. Dorsey, III, R. W. Duggan, II. 
Second row.- R. F. Engler, Jr., G. D. Ferguson, III, C. L. Greenwood, W. W. Greer, J. L. Grier, Jr. J. W. Griest, R. D. Hoffman, E. A. Gude, C. R. Jantho. 
Third row: B. F. Knapp, W. A. McBroom, E. Mendel, K. H. Munroe, G. G. Nelson, G. A. Prince, A. K. Ryan, Jr., K. C. Spayde, Jr., R. J. Stirh. Fourth row 
W. B. Taylor, F. W. Terrell, Jr., A. D. Vining, R. C. Webb, III, K. C. Wilson. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row: F. W. Cook, E. W. Carter, III, R. C. Higgins, Jr., E. H. Saylor, H. T. Bailey, R. C. Rowley, R. C. Wolfe, J. F. Gilchrist, II, L. K. Heidbreder, 
G. L. Montgomery. Second row: B. M. Spanakos, J. L. Billingsley, S. T. Martin, Jr., S. O. Jones, S. P. Burke, F. C. Halstead, W. M. Austin, Jr., J. E. Allen, 
R. O. Beat. Third row: R. V. Larson, W. T. Marin, M. F. Leslie, Jr., D. J. Sommer, J. P. Hillock, M. L. Hill, Jr., C. F. Rushing, J. W. Hammond, Jr. Fourth 
row: R. N. Whistler, Jr., R. F. Pramann, E. H. Woolwine, Jr., R. E. Vander Naillen, Jr., J. Miller, F. R. Johns, C. E. McDonough. Fifth row: F. L. Etchison, Jr. 






Fronf row: J. D. Caylor, R. W. O'Reilly, R. W. VanKirk, Jr., J. L. Jensen, Jr. Second row: K. B. Webster, C. H. Langton, 
E. J. Ortlieb, W. E. Johnston, R. P. Nottingham, R. H. Meenan, C. E. Hathaway, T. E. Stanley. Third row.- W. A. Rogers, Jr., 
D. R. Nolen, C. E. Dorris, W. H. Barton, Jr., E. N. Smith. 



Coming from multi-engine planes and some pretty hot stuff on 
Okinawa, life appeared to be a little dull here at the Academy. 
However, when Lt. Comdr. Miller found himself the Nineteenth 
Company Officer, things began to pop. Off to a bad start the 
company wound up in the bucket position for the fall set. During 
the winter we gained very few points because the weatherman was 
mean. However, come the spring and the commander's pep talks — 
Stand from under! 



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Top row: E. W. Achee, J. J. Barrow, E. O. Barsness, J. D. Beeler, D. O. Campbell. Second row: B. A. Carpenter, J. P. Cartwright, A. L. Cecchini, D. G. Cluett, S. S. Cox, T. A. Curtin, R. J. Eustace, J. J. 
Garibaldi, R. M. Ghormley. Third row- T. M. Gill, R. W. Goodman, J. H. Green, W. Jennison, J. A. Jepson, J. M. Johnson, Jr., E. J. Maguire, Jr., M. I. McCreight, J. D. McKeogh. Fourth row: J. A. McTammany, 
L. A. Moore, A. G. Negus, L. G. O'Connell, Jr., C. A. Palmer, Jr., J. Scoville, S. A. Skomsky, J. R. Swanson, E. F. Zimmerman, Jr. 




386 




THIRD CLASS 



Top row: D. A. Ameen, C. H. Arvidson, L. J. N. Blyde, Jr., M. Brett, S. C. Burgess, P. J. Conley, Jr., T. A. DeBacker, R. E. Eyster, W. B. Farnsworth, Jr. 
Second row: N. M. French, Jr., E. Halpern, C. D. Hopkins, G. E. Irish, J. M. Jacobs, H. I. Laniado, T. A. LeDew, O. W. Lynch, J. E. Malloy. Third row-. 
O. J. Manci, Jr., W. A. Matson, II, A. D. McFall, L. A. Muller, N. K. Mullin, C. A. Orem, G. W. Patterson, H. R. Portnoy, F. H. Raab. Fourth row.- R. T. 
Racliffe, A. L. Register, III, D. K. Robbins, A. Shartel, R. D. Snyder, Jr., D. Stull. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row: C. K. Martin, P. A. Lautermilch, H. A. Ginder, A. R. Phillips, F. G. Balderston, L. C. Catalano, G. H. Rosette, C. M. Waespy, J. G. Skidmore. 
Second row.- H. G. Hartman, C. W. Nyquist, O. H. Ware, C. H. Tollefson, R. M. Stanley, J. E. McCormick, W. A. Williams, J. F. Tool. Third row. J. A. 
Sladky, J. C. Wilcox, B. A. Ortolivo, R. A. Hodnett, D. M. Watland, R. E. Wray, 111, G. A. Hines, Jr. Fourth row: J. H. Ryan, T. C Rook, F. C. Skiles, 
R. J. Rasmussen. 





Front row: J. R. McMahon, Jr., J. L. Everngam, Jr., R. B. Moore, F. H. Gralow. Second row: L. F. Estes, ,D. Holsfein, W. R. 
Ayers, J. S. Crosby, Jr., E. W. Meyers, A. E. Conord, L. Berberian, Jr., S. K. Moore. Third row: R. T. Goodwin, G. W. 
Dittmann, D. L. Hartshorn, W. G. Brendle, G. R. Engel. 



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into our routine after the big leave. He cushioned the shock. When 
the Dark Ages approached he was even up to that, too. His friendly 
smiles and his ever-helping hand certainly made our year an easier 
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Top row- H. M. Bading, A. H. Balch, D. H. Brown, A. R. Carr, R. G. Chote, R. S. Clark, J. E. Durham, Jr., S. E. Foscato, Jr. Second row: F. P. Goulburn, T. J. Hammer, Jr., D. A. Hawley, J. D. Hill, R. W. Kelly, 
J. O. Kirkbride, Jr., W. E. Marquardt, Jr., C. D. McCullough, W. H. Meanix, Jr. Third row. G. D. Mello, W. A. Myers, L. M. Noel, D. T. Ousterhout, J. C. Peters, K. A. Porter, L. S. Pyles, W. M. Ratliff, 
C. E. Reid, Jr. Fourth row: R. W. Ridenour, T. P. Riegert, S. Shapiro, A. F. Simcich, P. F. Stephenson, G. E. Synhorst, R. G. Tweel, R. L. Walters, H. C. White. 




388 




THIRD CLASS 



Top row: T. J. Bigley, A. G. Builta, A. J. Callahan, Jr., C. E. Church, Jr., H. A. Collin, Jr., F. Cramblet, W. E. Davis, Jr., W. B. Ely, Jr., H. R. Flory, Jr. 
Second row: F. A. Green, J. E. Greenwood, G. B. Halperin, J. B. Howard, E. R. Jablonski, R. J. Keevers, R. T. Kelly, R. P. Kramer, H. M. Krantz.-nan. 
Third row: R. L. Loetscher, M. D. Martin, J. J. McNally, K. W. Pfeiffer, J. B. Pleasants, C. B. P. Seller, T. H. Sherman. Jr., R. Elbridge Smith, J. L Von Kleeck. 
Fourth row: B. B. Lane, N. J. Walecka, J. M. Young, Jr. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row. I. Patch, W. J. Pardee, R. J. Hauser, R. A. Griest, F. M. Smith, J. A. Seward, M. D. Cunningham, J. D. Dungan, W. C. Porler, B. F. Price 
A. S. Bowen. Second row: W. B. Duncan, F. J. Mulholland, C. D. Fletcher, C. D. Morrow, J. L. Smeltzer, S. Nail, A. Reategui, F. S. Conlon, G. R. Voegelein, 
A. L. Danis. Third row: J. N. Cruise, P. W.Sherman, W. M. Drake, B.T. Prior, W. D. McDonough, E. L. Madeira, D. E. Westbrook, P. M. Maxwell, J. P. Kelley. 





Front row: C. A. Fowler, E. S. Levy, R. O. Wheeler. Second row: K. R. Thiele, R. C. Anderson, W. P. Rig gins, J. R. Silvey, 
R. C. Allen, H. P. Benton. Third row: H. F. Smith, W. F. Sallada, G. W. Riggs, R. A. Chapman, G. A. Leighton, B. V. Damberg, 
J. F. Ward. 




Lt. E. E. Buckwalter, USN, took the helm of the twenty-first company 
after six years of almost continuous destroyer duty. These years 
were punctuated with experiences such as navigating in the mined 
waters of the English Channel. He, also, was one of those hardy 
souls who engaged in Olympic wrestling. 



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Top row: M. N. Allen, J. H. Alvis, M. S. Bentin, W. A. Black, A. C. Boughton, III, W. D. Bourne, L. E. Branch, H. J. Bushman, Jr., K. M. Carr. Second row: C. L. Culwell, S. W. Curtis, Jr., J. P. Dearing, J. F. 
Dobson, B. J. DuWaldt, M. J. Gauss, Jr., J. L. Hofford, J. F. Ingalls, III, W. S. Knoble. Third row: M. K. Lake, G. H. Lochner, S. G. Mayfield, III, O. E. Olsen, E. J. Otth, Jr., J. T. Rigsbee, W. J. Sawtelle, 
A. A. Schaufelberger, Jr., G. B. Schuchart. Fourth row: Robt. F. Smith, Jr., J. A. Stubstad, P. S. Swanson, P. H. Thorn, Jr., H. R. Thurber, Jr., W. Valencia, L. F. Vogt, Jr., C. R. White, B. D. Whittlesey, M. A. Zettel. 




390 




THIRD CLASS 



Top row.- H. R. Babington, Jr., R. C. Barber, R. C. Binnion, Jr., R. A. Bisselle, J. M. Bolger, P. Boney, III, W. F. Dombrowski, H. H. Droke, R. F. Drake. 
Second row: C. M. Dughi, R. C. Frosio, R. M. Freeman, Jr., C. D. Goodiel, Jr., W. B. Haidler, W. J. Hardy, Jr., H. G. Herring, L. J. Innerbichler, R. W. 
Jasperson. Third row: B. M. Jennings, G. E. Jessen, R. E. Keebler, C. F. Kyger, H. P. Madera, T. C. McGrath, Jr., R. T. Perry, E. E. Purvis, L. R. Royal. 
Fourth row: A. O. Rule, III, M. V. Schlappi, Jr., M. J. Schultz, Jr., T. H. Sharp, Jr., L. W. Smith, T. E. Vines, E. R. Watson. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row: J. T. Garofalo, T. S. Cowan, R. C. Loesch, F. Holloway, R. W. Hanemann, G. R. Sears, A. R. Haggett, E. C. Bauer, C. P. Bobbin, B. G. Pierce. 
Second row: R. H. Lessig, J. W. Ledbetter, L. G. Marlow, J. O. Rogers, M. J. Batchelder, T. D. Moffitt, S. P. Ginder, W. F. Barbazerte, J. R. Thompson. 
Third row: H. F. Starn, R. V. Childs, L. S. Kollmorgen, H. C. Arnold, J. N. Dewing, J. M. Lombardo, S. A. Higgins, J. P. Corrigan, 111. Fourth row: D. B. B. 
Buchanan, O. A. Reardon, H. J. Bakke, R. R. Cornwell, L. L. Tucker, A. Chertavian, J. L. Hofmockel, Fifth row. L. H. Bibby, III, C. R. Gillespie, Jr. 






Front row. R. B. Rubenstein, K. M. Robbins, R. K. Russell, A. Mclntyre. Second row: L. Dorsey, K. M. Treadwell, D. H. Corson, 
P. H. Bolger, D. B. Hall, A. J. Thompson. Third row: E. F. Resch, H. B. Rardin, E. C. Rice. 



From Guadalcanal where he received the Presidential Unit Citation 
and letter of commendation and from Iwo Jima where he received 
another Unit Citation in addition to the Purple Heart and Navy 
Cross, to the Naval Academy where he received the twenty-second 
company came Major J. W. Antonelli, USMC. The company sweated 
out the waiting period for his promotion to Lieutenant Colonel with 
him and received the best examples of good leadership from his 
association. 



FIRST CLASS 



SECOND CLASS 




MID COMPANY 



Top row.- R. D. Adams, E. L. Alderman, B. S. Bartholomew, Jr., B. E. Bassing, J. W. Beeler, P. R. Boggs, Jr., R. H. Brown, H. F. Bryant, Jr., A. B. Coburn. Second row: O. D. Colvin, H. J. Donahue, J. A. 
Donovan, Atlee R. Ellis, R. L. Faricy, L. K. Fenlon, Jr., G. D. Florence, C. Gardner, J. H. Haberthier. Third row: W. E. Hoff, S. M. Jenks, J. E. Jensen, C. M. Kinney, Jr., G. J. Kirk, Jr., C. W. Lamb, J. A. 
McQuilling, C. F. Meloy, C. C. Norman. Fourth row: S. M. Ramsey, E. A. Rawthorne, P. T. Riley, J. H. Scott, R. H. Seth, L. A. Shea, Jr., H. L. Smith, W. D. Weir, J. H. Wynn, III, R. H. West. 




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H. L. Anderson, C. C. Angleman, B. R. Avery, C. R. Bardes, C. Braybrooke, D. P. Brubeck, A. G. Duncan, Jr., C. S. Fairbank, Jr., P. W. Forehand, 
ow: W. J. Funk, Jr., E. G. Greenberg, L. D. Halleck, M. L. Kaplan, J. S. Lassing, W. H. Loomis, H. E. McDowell, Jr., F. G. Meyer, K. D. Moll. 
': D. A. Walker, J. J. Pausner, Jr., C. G. Robertson, Jr., R. T. Schultz, A. M. Sinclair, J. D. Skien, R. Eugene Smith, R. M. Smith, Jr., G. E. Van. 
w. R. W. Walker, R. Whitelaw. 



Top row 

Second row 

Third row: 

Fourth row: R. W. Walker, R. Whitelaw 



FOURTH CLASS 



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Front row: A. G. Columbo, R. E. Helttula, C. B. Duke, Jr., K. A. Kirby, J. C. Peterson, P. L. Maier, J. M. Laramore, J. H. Cooper, D. R. Higgs, W. C. 
Stevens, Jr., L. E. Bolt. Second row: C. V. Lowery, D. T. Stockman, E. R. Callahan, F. O. Kirms, R. J. Sweeney, J. S. Patterson, W. B. Purse, Jr., P. D. Olson, 
W. G. Christner, C. C. McNeil. Third row: R. J. Reintgen, A. E. Church, Jr., R. P. Lewis, J. P. Cromwell, R. E. Innes, J. B. Edwards, Jr., M. A. lacona, 
R. C. Livingston, A. Moloney. Fourth row.- D. A. Richitt, J. R. Love, J. C. Wyman, Jr., N .M. Tollefson, F. R. Hunter, Jr., D. B. Robertson, J. D. Hartley. 





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Front row: J. M. Ivey, T. E. Matia, W. J. Laubendorder, E. B. Hebden, J. M. Perkins, R. E. Kenyon. Second row: J. R. 
Lowdenslager, W. W. Lee, R. S. McGihon, A. Landis, W. F. Doddy, J. K. Welsh. Third row: R. E. Schwoeflfermann, H. O. 
Lea, H. B. Moore, H. L. Jones, R. B. Hodson. 



FIRST CLASS 



SECOND CLASS 




Lt. Comdr. J. P. Seifert USN ... to quote his own Lucky Bag . . . 
"his ready smile and habitual good humor win friends for him 
wherever he goes" . . . and he is usually on the go . . . checking 
of all 23rd company drills, rooting at their athletic events, and 
getting in that flight time despite the Maryland weather. 



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Top row: F. W. Benson, Jr., M. Berngard, D. B. Bosley, W. J. Budge, J. P. Cookson, R. F. D'Ambra, C. DiBenedetto, J. E. Draim. Second row: H. P. Fishman, J. B. Foster, T. I. Gunning, N. D. Harding, Jr., 
C. H. Hershner, L. N. Hoover, R. W. Kennedy, P. J. Koehler, W. E. Lindsey, Jr. Third row: T. R. Mahoney, Wm. L. Martin, III, B. P. Murphy, R. H. Nelson, P. G. O'Keefe, E. W. Page, T. E. Ringwood, 
C. W. Roberts, P. J. Saraceni. Fourth row: B. Schniebolk, R. W. Sheppe, E. F. Shine, Jr., W. D. Smith, C. S. Snodgrass, Jr., J. E. Townsend, C. R. Vail, R. L. Volz, J. H. Webber. 




394 




THIRD CLASS 



Top row.- J. C. Akin, K. E. Bixby, Jr., J. J. Branson, Jr., G. D. Bruce, J. W. Calhoun, H. M. Estes, Jr., R. Z. Fahs, Jr., D. T. Gochenour, G. M. Gray. Second 
row: W. F. Grimm, M. K. Groover, Jr., N. J. Hanks, G. F. Kempen, II, E. P. Knox, J. G. Little, D. K. Mayo, C. L. Mull, II, R. J. Murphy, Jr. Third row: 
S. B. Neander, J. R. Parmer, L. R. Palmerton, J. R. Powell, Jr., S. C. Reed, J. P. O'Reilly, Jr., W. K. Rockey, J. Sax, E. E. Speaker. Fourth row: W. B. 
Stewart, Jr., R. L. Still, B. R. Weymouth, A. C. White, J. R. Wilkins, Jr., W. B. Wright. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row: J. W. Ingram, K. W. Matson, D. R. Moyer, R. B. Neff, W. L. Weber, T. A. McPheeters, A. R. Torruella, E. W. Verner, T. W. Sherman, Jr., 
J. P. Francis, F. R. Ysunza. Second row: P. F. H. Hughes, R. J. Rehwaldt, B. F. Read, Jr., R. A. Baldwin, R. G. Belk, Jr., S. D. Cleavenger, Jr., C. T. 
Hutchins, Jr., W. H. Boakes, C. D. Larson, R. G. Bills. Third row: J. H. Grady, W. Banta, G. H. B. Shaffer, F. D. Meredith, T. E. Wynkoop, R. P. Inman, 
W. E. Campbell, Jr., H. J. Wiseman, C. E. Cauffman. lost row: R. R. Baurichter, L. R. Sarosdy, N. S. Young, D. W. Simons, L. A. Stockdale. 





Front row: P. R. Moureau, H. S. Crosby, J. A. Wilson, F. E. Bergeaux, T. P. Cheesman. Second row: W. R. Hintz, G. L. 
Palmer, G. L. Hoffman, D. T. Deibler, C. P. Coulter. Third row: C. J. Kelly, A. G. Henry, C. L. Suit, R. W. Brown, S. B. 
Garner, D. D. DeWitt. 




Lt. Comdr. H. L. Vaughan ... a square shooter who always lets you 
know where he stands ... a firm but fair disciplinarian ... a 
champion of the midshipman's cause (sometimes it seems like a lost 
one) ... an officer of whom anyone would be proud to say, 
"He's a friend of mine" ... a man sized man ... in short we're 
proud to work with Hank Vaughan. 



FIRST CLASS 
SECOND CLASS 



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Top row: A. F. Bacon, R. B. Blackwell, C. R. Brandt, W. R. Broughton, Jr., R. A. Brown, B. A. Bush, Jr., J. J. Connors, Jr., A. B. Cooper, K. F. Dorenkamp. Second row: R. A. Frost, B. Glass, Jr., R. G. Greenwood, 
S. J. Greif, D. C. Haeske, C. P. Hary, Jr., J. R. Haughey, R. P. Hausold, F. G. Horan. Third row: J. C. Huenerberg, Jr., J. N. Kanevsky, G. M. Kling, J. G. Landers, M. B. Lechleiter, Jr., I. T. McDonald, Jr., 
A. J. Morency, H. B. Parker, Jr., W. H. Russ, III. Fourth row: P. L. Schoos, H. E. Shacklett, D. A. Smith, D. C. Stanfill, H. A. Stromberg, Jr., J. R. Wallace. 




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THIRD CLASS 



Top row. R. E. Babcock, J. S. Bier, F. R. Bonner, H. R. Buehler, A. S. Butler, E. W. Carr, R. D. Davison, W. J. Dickerson, E. K. Dille. Second row.- J. Fenier, 
R. F. Gaylord, R. L. Hartwell, Jr., T. E. Jenike, R. L. Jones, G. R. Kilbourn, Jr., J. D. Kost, Jr., W. B. Krill, J. N. Lyman. Third row: D. C. Miller, B. T. Mills, 
W. H. Pravitz, N. K. Rogers, R. P. Schneider, R. G. Smith, J. B. Stetson, A. F. Suraci, C. J. Thro, Jr. 



FOURTH CLASS 



Front row: R. H. Roberts, W. P. Heim, R. D. Franke, A. T. Ward, A. S. Thorne, J. L. Woodbury, T. G. McCreless, W. G. Stephenson, G. C. Thomas, 
R. S. Salin. Second row: D. D. Pracht, H. C. Gauldin, T. R. Golec, M. J. Breen, W. W. Boyes, R. A. Robbins, R. W. Hooper, R. A. Young, R. C. Baxter. 
Third row: R. Dalla Mura, J. R. Wales, J. W. Maher, W. R. Davies, H. M. Graves, M. L. Duke, E. D. Biddle, W. D. Heffernan. Fourth row: P. M. Pahl, 
D. L. Baltz, D. A. Kilmer, J. H. Bowden, H. B. Nix. 




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leadership, developed for the nation its most 

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manding his fast and powerful carrier force m a 

manner that has already become legend in the 

Navy. To this unbeatable spirit . . to a career 

officer whose devotion to duty might well be our 

model m keeping the peace ... his friends, 

m and out of the service, dedicate 

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Administration 12 

Art Club.. 74 

*Award Winners 186 

Aviation Building 165 

Aviation Department 136 

*Baccalaureate Service 181 

Bancroft Hall 54 

Band, Naval Academy 15 

Basketball 23 

*Baseball 178 

Battalion Officers 58 

Biographies 

New England 199 

Metropolitan 215 

South 249 

Central Plains 275 

West 306 

Pacific 329 

Boat Club 116 

Boxing 98 

Boy Meets Girl 174 

Brigade Activities Committee 70 

Business Gang 174 

Camid 122 

Chapel 16 

*Cheer Leaders 180 

Chess Club 69 

Choir 17 

Christmas Card Committee 74 

Class Crest and Ring Committee . . .196 

Class History 194 

Class Officers 194 

Class Policy Committee 197 

*Color Company 188 

Commandant 56 

Concert Series 27 

Contents 8 



Crew 146 

Cross Country 145 

Cruise 

Youngster 120 

Camid 122 

Second Class 124 

First Class 129 

Crypt 19 

DahlgrenHall 22 

Dinghy Team 103 

Drama Clubs 174 

Drum and Bugle Corps 160 

*"E" Dance 182 

Electrical Engineering Department .154 
English History and Government 

Department 168 

Executive Department 56 

Fencing 93 

Football 

Varsity 39 

junior Varsity 95 

150 pound. .' 48 

Foreign Language Clubs 107 

Foreign Language Department 106 

Glee Club ' 172 

*Goat Keepers 180 

Golf 141 

*Graduation 190 

Gym Team 94 

Holloway Plan 12 

Hop Committee 28 

Hospital 150 

Hubbard Hall 144 

Hygiene Department 151 

Intramurals 114 

Japanese Bell 14 

juice Gang 173 



*June Week 177 

Lacrosse 110 

Library 169 

Library Committee 75 

Log 78 

Lucky Bag 81 

Make-up Gang 174 

Marine Engineering Department. . . .156 

Masqueraders 174 

Mathematics Club 170 

Math Department 170 

Mechanical Engineering Club 158 

Midshipman's Store 59 

Model Club 68 

Musical Clubs 171 

*"N" Dance 183 

*"N" Winners 183 

NA 10 172 

NACA 19 

Navigation Department 104 

Newman Club 18 

*No More Rivers 184 

Non-Graduates 214 

Orchestra, Midshipman's 173 

Ordnance Department 31 

Out On A Limb 171 

P-Rades 159 

Photo Club 74 

Physical Training Department 92 

Pistol Team 72 

Plaque Committee 196 

Plebe Entrance 66 

President 4 

Property Gang 171 

Public Relations Committee 65 

Quarterdeck Society 75 

Radio Club : . . . 69 



Reception Committee 70 

Reef Points Staff 73 

Rifle Range 140 

Rifle Team 71 

Ring Dance 88 

Sailing 103, 116 

Saint Andrew's Chapel 18 

Secretary of Defense 5 

Secretary of Navy 5 

Seamanship Department 104 

Soccer 148 

Sound Gang 171 

Squash 102 

Stage Gang 174 

Stamp Club 68 

Star Boats 118 

Stripers 

Fall 34 

Winter 60 

Spring 161 

Superintendent 13 

Swimming Team 96 

Tennis 47 

Theme Page 6 

Thompson Stadium 32 

Three Day Routine 66 

Track 50 

Trident Calendar 73 

Trident Magazine 76 

Trident Society 73 

Tripolitan Monument 165 

Ward Hall 30 

Wardroom Mess 86 

Wardroom Panel 65 

Watch Squad 60 

Wrestling 100 



*June Week Insert. Pages 177 through 192, inclusive, are part of the June Week Insert, printed, mailed and inserted after delivery of the book had been completed. 



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Mertz, C., 3d 223 

Meyers, E. W 228 

*M.ckle, J. A.Jr 264 

Montalvo, J 347 

Moore, B. A., Jr 269 

Moore, H B 291 

Moore, J. R.Jr 269 

Moore, R. B 247 

Moore, S. K 247 

Moore, W. V 331 

Morris, D. R 224 

Morrow, R. C 236 

Moss, E. C 236 

Moureau, P. R 291 

Mulbry, L. W 287 

Mynck, J. E 255 

Neely, R. R.Jr 259 

Nelson, F. L 346 

Nicholson, R. E 237 

Niland, K 237 

Noblet, E.J 282 

Nolen, D. R 265 

Norton, M. L 325 

Nottingham, R. P 251 

Nugent, T. H.Jr 228 

ObernederJ. L 304 

O'Friel, MJ 237 

O'Keefe, K 317 

O'Reilly, R. W 251 

Orr, F. W.Jr 255 

Ortlieb, EJ 238 

Paciulli, O. C.Jr 203 

Palmer, G. L. Jr 292 

Perkins J. M 213 

Pester, B. H 322 

Peterson J. D 202 

Peterson, J. E. , Jr 278 

Pierson, W. C 342 

Pittman, R. C 268 

Poteet, A. M. Jr 312 

Pruner, D. B 333 

Pyle, R. O. Jr 316 

Quinn, P. L 332 

Ransom, C. E. Jr 224 

Rardin, H. B 276 

Reem, R. D 238 

Rees, W. L 292 

Remsen, H 200 

Rennacker, H. E 292 

Resch, E. F 293 

Rice, E. C 269 

Riggins, W. P. Jr 259 

Riggs, G. W 326 

RobbinsJ. W 299 

Robbins, K. M 301 

Robiner, H. L 304 

Robinson, R. W 283 

Rogers, E. B. Jr 343 

Rogers J. P.Jr 238 

Rogers, W. A. Jr 208 

Ross, D. S 255 

Ross, E. H.Jr 270 

Ross, T. A 332 

Roulston, A. T 239 

Rubenstein, R. B 305 

Rudzis, E 283 

Russell J. A 256 

Russell, R. K 312 

Sallada, W. F 279 

Sawyer, W. G 262 

Schneider, R. D 343 

Schofield, A. R.Jr 262 

Schultz, R. A 213 



Sthwoeffermann, R. E 293 

Scott, R. U 224 

Searle, R. H 343 

Searson, R. A 252 

Settle, H. T.Jr 344 

Sheehan, G. A 328 

Shemll, P. N 344 

Sherwood J. N 318 

Shimmel, A. F 239 

Shimshak, RE 297 

Shook, C. J.Jr 272 

SilveyJ. R 316 

Small, W. N 274 

SmedsJ. H 320 

Smith, D. M 302 

Smith, E. N 239 

Smith, H. F. Jr 344 

Smith, M. M 324 

Smith, R. C. Jr 270 

Smith, R. N 240 

Smusyn, N. W 293 

*Solum, C. L 345 

Spalding, T. C 305 

Speer, W. A. Jr 208 

Sprince, R. H 200 

Springe, R.J 318 

Stacy, E. F 279 

Stanley, T. E 283 

Stephens, D. R 279 

Strahley, C. G 240 

Strmgfellow, H. R. Jr 263 

StrotherJ. W 252 

Struyk, R 229 

Styer, R. T 345 

Suit, C. L., Ill 313 

Sullivan, G. H. Jr 294 

Supancic, E. P 240 

Sutter, E. J 225 

Suttill, F.J.Jr 229 

TaghenteJ. P 209 

Tatum, R. M 324 

Taylor, B. C 245 

Thiele, K. R 229 

Thompson, A. J 202 

Thomhill, D. R 345 

Tieman, F. S 212 

Tobin, R. G. Jr 225 

Townsend, H.N 265 

Treadwell, K. M 280 

True, H. A 265 

TsiknasJ. C 209 

Vance, R. C 327 

VanKirk, R. W. Jr 241 

Villarreal, C. C 313 

VinselJ. E 287 

Wagenfield, Q. W 305 

Wainwnght, R. E 209 

Walchko, D. P 241 

Ward, J. F., n 284 

Webster, K. B 202 

Wegner, W 29"] 

Weir, M. A 294 

Wells, E. N 313 

Welsh,!. K.Jr 225 

Wheeler, R. 316 

White J. F.Jr 25: 

White J. P 266 

White, W. P 321 

Whitmore, C. A., Jr 346 

Wilkes, G., HI 248 

Williams, S. M 257 

WilsonJ. A 241 

Wilson, T. B.Jr 273 

Woods, T., H 294 

Wright, D. L 326 

Wright, G. S 266 

Wurlitzer, R. E 210 

Zacharias, E. M. Jr 248 

Zimmerman, J. P 318 



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R. W. BATES 

Editor 



J. S. BRUNSON 

Managing Editor 



E. C. MOSS 

Business Manager 



G. W. DITTMANN 

Advertising Manager 



Associate Editors 

P. N. Sherrill 

Q. W. Wagonfield 



Art Staff 



W. Wegner, Editor 
B. Struyk 



Circulation Staff 

H. B. Lipschutz, Manager 
R. G. Buechler, Assistant 



Editorial Assistants 

W. R. Bartow 
E. J. Gray 
H. T. Leigh, '51 
H. O. Hinnant, '50 



Editorial Associates 

R. D. Huntington 
C. Mertz, III 
R. E. Wainwright 
R. T. Styer 
B. C. Taylor 

A. L. Loeffler 

B. S. Dowd 

J. A. Dickson, '49 

C. T. Kessing, '50 



Photo Staff 



Typists 



J. Miller, '51 
R. W. Smith, '51 



Clerical Staff 

Guy H. B. Shaffer, '51 
R. E. Adler, '51 



E. W. Meyers, Editor 
T. N. Johnson, '49 

A. L. Pleasants, '50 
T. H. Saltsman, '50 
W. F. Dombrowski, '50 
G. M. Brewer, '51 

B. I. Meader, '51 



Photo Managers 

F. D. Jackson 
G..D. Moore, '50 



Mounting Assistants 

R. C. Higgins, Jr., '51 
M. L. Hill, Jr., '51 



Sports Staff 

R. R. Neely, Editor 

J. R. Kint, '49 

F. P. Schlosser, '49 



Company Representatives 

1 G. M. Bell 

2 D. A. Beadling 

3 S. W. Dunn 

4 G. W. Marshall 

5 J. M. Davis 

6 D. R. Stephens 

7 J. W. McCord 

8 R. B. Lyle 

9 R. E. Shimshak 

10 W. R. Fisher 

11 T. A. Ross 

12 A. F. Shimmel 

13 W. A. Speer 

14 E. S. Bowers 

15 N. L. Halladay 

16 R. G. Buechler 

17 D. B. Hatmaker 

18 R. D. Schneider 

19 R. H. Meenan 

20 W. R. Ayers 

21 H. F. Smith 

22 K. M. Treadwell 

23 T. E. Matia 

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nto the production of a book the size and scope of the LUCKY BAG go many ideas and many hours of labor. The skills 
represented within its covers are many and varied. Another important consideration is the interest of many official and 
unofficial observers. To all of these persons and organizations who have shown their interest and given of their time and 
talents the staff wishes to express its appreciation. To Rear Admiral James L. Holloway, Superintendent, and Captain 
Frank T. Ward, Commandant of Midshipmen, goes our thanks for understanding cooperation and interest in our 
undertaking. Without an Officer Representative whose time and advice is constantly available . . . and infallible . . . 
a LUCKY BAG would be lost. We have been twice blessed in having Commander Monroe Kelly, Jr., and Commander 
N. G. Ward as our untiring link with the Executive Department. Of professional help we have had the best. Mr. Harry P. 
Lavelle, of the THOMSEN-ELLIS-HUTTON CO., has given us many valuable hours in advising the production of this volume. 
He is a skilled professional who has taken our problem to heart as though it were his own. Such a man too is Peter S. 
Gurwit, of the JAHN & OLLIER ENGRAVING CO., who this year is marking his twenty-fifth LUCKY BAG. His is a record 
that will go unbeaten for a good many decades. To Mr. Michael C. Krasner for his untiring effort in behalf of our adver- 
tising campaign goes our special thanks. His help has been inspirational. The First Class Portraits show at a glance the 
excellence of the work of Mr. Edwin E. Mersereau and the staff of SARONY Studios. Our contact with them has been a 
pleasant personal experience as well as a profitable one. We wish also to thank . . . Harris & Ewing of Washington, D. C, 
for the pictures of the President and the Secretaries . . . MERIN STUDIOS for the photographs of the second and third 
classes . . . Captain Quackenbush and the BuAir Photo Lab for our title page . . . The Naval Academy Photo Lab and the 
Naval Academy Athletic Association for their cooperation and help in obtaining our sports pictures. Around all this you 
see the skill of a fine cover craftsman. For binding and covers we wish to thank Mr. William G. Albrecht, Jr., of Baltimore. 
Last but not least we wish to thank the officers and midshipmen of the Naval Academy and it is to them that we submit 
the 1948-B LUCKY BAG for approval. 



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n the following pages appear our advertisers. These 
firms and individuals have served, and will continue to 
serve us in special and every-day needs. They have helped 
immensely in the production of this volume of the LUCKY 
BAG. We wish to thank them all for this help. To those 
with whom we have had personal contact we wish to 
extend our special thanks for their courteous interviews. 
We feel that from them we have gained much that will be 
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Acme Aluminum Alloys, Inc 438 

Admiral Farragut Academy 408 

Albrecht Company 409 

Altoona Factories, Inc 430 

American Express Company 419 

Anderson Bros. Consolidated 

Company's 456 

Anne Arundel Luncheonette & Candy 

Shoppe 462 

Annapolis Flower Shop 462 

Annapolis Theatres 448 

Arundel-Brooks Concrete Corporation. .442 

Arundel Corporation 442 

Automatic Electric Company 450 

Babcox & Wilcox Company 414 

Bailey, Banks, & Biddle Company 440 

Bailey Meter Company 446 

Bancroft Cap Company 438 

Bausch & Lomb Optical Company 432 

Beatrice Steel Tanks Mfg. Company. . . .458 

Bellevue-Stratford Hotel 431 

Bennett Brothers 412 

Bethlehem Steel Company 442 

B G Corporation, The 422 

Brown & Sharpe Mfg. Company 458 

Carvel Hall 450 

Cash, J &J, Inc 448 

Castle Gate Hosiery & Glove 

Company 459 

Clark Equipment Company 432 

Cleveland Pneumatic Tool Company. . .415 

Coca-Cola Company 416 

Colt's Manufacturing Company 418 

Conhagen, Inc., Alfred 444 

Continental Motors 420 

Cook & Son, Thos 434 

County Trust Company 428 

Cox & Stevens 460 

Curtiss-Wnght Corporation 451 

Dietz & Associates 463 

Douglas Shoe Company, W. L 445 

Earls-Randolph Company 463 

Electric Boat Company 424 

Esmond Mills, Inc., The 412 



Fairchild Engine &. Airplane Corp 427 

Federal Services Finance Corporation . . 460 
Federal Telephone & Radio 

Corporation 444 

First National Bank of Scranton 418 

Florsheim Shoe Company, The 438 

Ford Instrument Company, Inc 418 

Fuller Brush Company 456 

Funk & Wagnalls Company 420 

Gibbs & Cox, Inc 434 

Gieves, Ltd 429 

Gurwit, P 409 

Hayes Manufacturing Corporation 440 

Herff-Jones Company, The 447 

Hesperian Orchards 410 

Hevi-Duty Electric Company 444 

Hillborn-Hamburger, Inc 428 

Hotel Annapolis 412 

Hotel Gramercy Park 445 

Hotel Piccadilly 420 

Hotel St. Regis 418 

Hyde Windlass Company 440 

Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation 408 

Jahn & Oilier Company 409 

Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Co.. . .461 
Jelleff, Inc., Frank R 460 

Kingsbury Machine Works 463 

Klein, Muller, & Horton, Inc 412 

Krementz & Company 431 

Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company. . .423 
Log, The 457 

Marion Institute 450 

Martin Company, The Glenn L 455 

Mayers Company, Inc., L & C 421 

Merriam Company, G&C 410 

Metcalf Bros. & Company, Inc 454 

Meyer, Inc., N. S 445 

Mullins Mfg. Company 438 

National Publishing Company 458 

Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry 

Dock Company 452 

Newtown & Mount Carmel Pharmacies . 430 



Peddicord & Son, Harry G 462 

Peerless Uniform Company 462 

Pennsylvania Electric Steel Casting 

Company 446 

Pepsi-Cola Company 452 

Phillips Packing Company 445 

Phillips Screw Manufacturers 459 

Plymouth Division of Chrysler 

Corporation 425 

Radio Corporation of America 413 

Ray-O-Vac 456 

Reed's Sons, Jacob 436-437 

Reversible Collar Company 432 

Rice, S. W 462 

Rock River Woolen Mills 446 

Saks Fifth Avenue 419 

Sangamo Electric Company 434 

Sarony Studio 407 

Seaman's Bank for Savings 453 

Service Insurance Inc 462 

Shell Oil Company 449 

Sinclair Refining Company 430 

Snyder, Sam 462 

Socony-Vacuum Oil Company, Inc 417 

South Philadelphia Dressed Beef 

Company 440 

Spalding, & Bros., A. G 459 

Sperry Gyroscope Company 435 

Sprague Electric Company 446 

Standard Oil Company (N.J.) 433 

Statler Hotels 453 

Stetson Shoe Company, Inc 443 

Stock Construction Corp 448 

Sullivan School 428 

Sun Oil Company A41 

Thomsen-Ellis-Hutton Company 406 

Tiffany & Company 41 

United Fruit Company 41C 

United Services Automobile 

Association 456 

United States Naval Institute 426 

Van Nostrand, D 46C 

Vulcan Iron Works 43^ 

Walworth & Company 45- 

Woodward & Lothrop 44£ 



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Salutes, with pride, the men of the Class of 1948. May your 
record of service with the United States Navy be one of 
loyalty, industry, courage, and outstanding performance of duty. 

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